January 02, 2008

Imminent

"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
- Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross

Imminent is a definite, forceful word. My grandmother's Hospice nurse used it today....her death is imminent.

Ommie is hallucinating. She does not recognize family members. She is restless....pulling at the bed covers. Her medicine was switched again today. Trying to find the right combination to keep her comfortable. We don't want her to be in any pain.

I sit, 5 hours away in winter weather, and wait.

7 comments:

Sylvie said...

Nice blog. I love old things too and I love that Chinese proverb at the opening of your latest post. It's so true. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. : )

Sylvie

Wendy said...

We've experienced the death of my beloved grandfather and his transition through hospice care. My prayer is that your loved one will find comfort and peace.

oldetownflowers said...

Hey Charmaine, I am so sorry for the emotions you are going through right now. The X-mas before my grandmother passed away we spent the holiday at the beach. The whole family awoke before 6 am for some odd reason. We sat on the couch with my grams and watched the moon set on the ocean. It was spectacular and my most favorite memory of Grams. I am glad you all were able to share the time with Ommie. Love you much. Ames

Auntie Joy said...

Hi Charmaine,
Just wanted to let you know I was thinking of you, it is so hard to say goodbye...
JOY

Chucka Stone Designs said...

We went through the changing of meds & halucination/restlessness with all of my grandparents so I know what you are going through, truly. Hang in there, at least the nurse is on your side not wanting her to be in pain. We're all here for you. ~ Jenn

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Charmaine, my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

High Desert Diva said...

thanks everyone