Topic: update on Joe
I thought I should start a new topic even tho I posted on Charlene's post. Joe entereed hospice yesterday. We got back from Boniare on Friday night. He eanted one lat time to go there and say good bye to all our friends there. We have been going there for 12 years and it weas painful being there. He slept til noon and then just laid on the couch all afternoon and evening til it ewa time to go to bed. But he loved being there and our friends all casme to us. Our dear neighbors Ed and Jayne came down with us or we wouldn't hve been able to make the trip. Joe seem to be in the final stages. No interest in anything of this world, not much emotion, is eating just to please me but small amounts. His ascites is as bad as ever and we ren't sure if hospice will let him have it drained. He has no pain but his queasy stomach is back again. He doesn't want to take the Lasix anymore because it is too hard to hurry to the bathroom. I guess I just have to let him make the choice now. Our daughter is getting married on December 27th and he really wanted to see that happen but both she and I have said it is Ok if he can't hang on that long. He just wants it to be over. I have done a lot of crying as I watch people say good by for the last time. Now our family is coming over one by one to have some quality time. Two of our kids are out of town and I am not sure when to have them come in. It seems everything else in life has come to a standstill. I can't think of anything else. Thanks heavens for our faith and the word to sustain us. Our pastor in Bonaire came to the airport to send us off with a verse and a prayer. I don't know what has gotten in to me but I have been getting up in the middle of the night and writing poems about good bye. I am not a poet but God just seems to place the words on my heart. It is hard to try and plan a wedding and a funeral at the same time.
I guess that's it for now. I have been up since 2 unable to sleep so I thought getting some of it out might help. Thanks for being there day and night for all of us. Take care and God bless. I will keep updateing the blog. www.joesinformation.blogspot.com. Mary Anne