Tag Archives: dying

Changes

Change is the only constant in our lives.  November has arrived and with it the early morning brisk sunrises, the hope that the sun will warm us as he passes along his path.  Sweatshirts and jeans are calling from my … Continue reading

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Ground Control

Falling asleep after a particularly challenging day at work my mind swirls around my hospice patients and the day’s events…I wonder if there is more I could have done to alleviate the suffering…it is not physical or emotional suffering that … Continue reading

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Sharing Clouds II

Yesterday I sat by the bed of my dementia patient who was actively dying.  He was the one I shared a lucid moment of watching the clouds only a few short weeks ago.  His breathe was unnaturally even like a … Continue reading

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the Awakening of Love

I should be amazed, but instead as I see the CROW once again as I pull up to my patient’s house, I just smile. The CROW has become my helper in my world of hospice.  I know when he arrives … Continue reading

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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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