Angie, so good that you had a place to go during your electric outage. Thanks for your thoughts. The wound vac definitely makes it difficult to do things.
I guess this is the right thread to express my own sadness. My love interest of 17 years is dying. He has been very ill since just before my transplant. He's had pneumonia 4 times since then; been in various hospitals, ICUs, and physical rehab centers. This last hospitalization, about
2 weeks ago, was due to inability to eat. I'm sure he's no more than 115 lbs., probably less, and he's 5'10". He received G-tube placement about
a week ago. He got pneumonia again. He is tired of all the poking and prodding and scans. He has given up, so was moved to Hospice Mon. night. We had talked about
end-of-life wishes several times. Neither of us want to be kept alive by artificial means, and G-tube feedings fall into that category. Even though we only saw each other 4 x in the last year (either he was ill or I was), I will still miss him. He has always been there and we did speak on the phone several times a week.
Of course, I'm wondering how long he's going to last, but I don't think it will be long as they are no longer giving him antibiotics. He has infected bed sores, so sepsis will probably get him in the end...or untreated pneumonia. I thought I would be the one to die first. The van service won't take me there since he's in a different county.
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"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Liver transplant recipient, Oct. 27, 2011, at Mayo Hospital, Jacksonville, FL
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