Topic: Linda Z
Linda is not doing well. At 11p last night, her mom said the pain was so bad that she gave her an Ativan and then called the Hospice nurse. She was at a patient's home about an hour away and arrived to see Linda around midnight. She was there until about 1:30a when she finally had Linda's pain managed with the aid of multiple morphine doses. Linda slept until 9a and was able to eat a little oatmeal for breakfast. Mom reports that Linda is quite agitated and complaining that she can't breath when she eats...however she seems to be able to breath and talk quite a bit.
Linda's regular nurse came to drain fluid and later talked quietly with Mom... that she feels Linda is deteriorating. We don't want to believe this and are praying that with fluid drained and pain managed, she'll rest more comfortably and rally again... We welcome your thoughts and prayers...