Had a scare today.  While I was at work when I got a call that our loved one’s (C’s) status had changed. She is in hospice care at home.

When I got there, C’s breathing was very shallow. She wasn’t moving and did not respond beyond some slurred words, when questioned.

Just yesterday was having a wonderful time laughing and joking with family who came to visit. She was up for hours.

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We gradually came to the conclusion that she was just exhausted from the yesterday’s visit. The hospice nurse, whom we called, confirmed that conclusion. I was surprised that a few hours of normal, cheerful activity could take such a toll.

Life will be a rollercoaster from now on, I fear.

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