So far we are making a go of it at home and havent yet had to think about hospice or hospital care. Kath is at a stage where she is really loosing muscle and fat. She sleeps a great deal, but when she is a awake, she is pretty foggy and weak. Occasionally, the feisty Kathleen we know and love pokes through. When her mum and sister and I were trying to understand her, we had to keep asking her to repeat what she said. Finally, in exasperation she ‘yelled’, “I have 3 deaf people looking after me!” We all laughed, even Kathleen a little. But those moments are fewer now as she slips away from us.
As she now has a hard time swallowing pills, its a little more difficult to control her back/hip pain. Also there is a lot of diarrhea to contend with. On the plus side, we found a massage therapist who works with lymphodema patients in the home. This has managed to reduce the swelling in her legs a decent amount in order to bring some relief.
Her sister Mel, is with us a few more days. She has been a great source of love and practical help for us all
much love to all
Sending a big virtual hug. Love you lots and think of you often.
So good to see Kathleen hugging Mel and to see their smiles. Thanks Mike. Love to all of you from me and from Bill.
Beautiful photo, Mike, of Mel and Kathleen! So glad that Mel is back again. I am sure it is good for both…
I think of all of you every single day and send you love, more love and wishes for comfort xoxo
thanks Mike. a beautiful photo indeed. I am thinking of you all. alice
Thanks Mike for sharing. What a beautiful photo of love. We send you all much love. Thinking of you all every day. Hugs, Colleen and Terry
What a glorious photo! Thinking of you both, always. With many hugs. Lynne
a beautiful picture of mel and Kathy
Dear Mike and Kathleen,
A beautiful photo of a beautiful moment.
Thank you for keeping us with you on this path. I laughed too with her comment – I always have appreciated Kathleen’s sense of humour and it continues to shine . What a beautiful lady she is. Sending gentle hugs.
Thinking of all of you – what a beautiful picture of true/genuine sibling love.
A beautiful hug that speaks a million words…. What a trooper Kathleen and so glad that she keeps you on your toes with her great sense of humour. A very special lady. Gentle hugs to her. Think of her often.
love and support to you both
carl & dan
Thinking of you both.
Much love and hugs,