Tag Archives: dying

Spring Postponed

  Spring has been postponed for some of us this week.  Yet another snowstorm challenged plans and inconvenienced life as we desire it.  Shovel, salt and sunshine my ultimate weapons. I don’t dislike the snow, its just that my heart … Continue reading

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Waiting for Forgiveness

Yesterday I was called to the mysterious world known as the ICU. Being a hospice nurse this is the other end of the spectrum from my work. Here the courageous nurses of the ICU work miracles to keep their patients … Continue reading

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Love and Hospice

Listening to the morning thunder roll through I remember as a child I was deathly afraid of storms until a babysitter explained them to me.  She picked me up in her arms and stood by the window as the flashing … Continue reading

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Two days with the Angels

It is 4:44am and I wonder why I am awake, it is the time of Angels.  The Angel number sequence 444 means you have nothing to fear for Angels are all about. And so I write of my most recent … Continue reading

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ORBS

Today I worked in hospice.  My first patient had been up all night with what is called “terminal restlessness”. It is not uncommon among the dying.  Her caregiver, her granddaughter reported she was “awake” through the night holding conversations with … Continue reading

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Spirits Ascending

“When?”  When will my loved one die is often a question I am asked as a hospice nurse. I don’t know. I can give the clinical aspects of what I see in the dying process but there’s the other side, … Continue reading

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Bed bath and Beyond

Bed bath and Beyond. This pretty much sums up my work as a hospice nurse.  There is the physical world-bed bath- I tend to and then there’s the spiritual world-beyond- that I minister to. My “job” is to manage symptoms … Continue reading

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