Friday, February 27, 2009
Friday, Feb 27, 2009 4:15 PM
At about 9:00 AM John called me on his cell phone, wanting to know where on my 3 mile walk I was. He came and picked me up, saying they didn't know if I could make it back before Judy expired. I made it back, but the next three hours were heart rending as She was in so much pain and throwing up a lot of bile. We gave her ever increasing doses of Morhpine, but could not get ahead of the pain. Her stomach and back were just killing her. We called Hospice and the head nurse came over to assist. She increased the Morphine even more and added Lorazepam to help with the anxiety. Judy struggled like a woman in labor for nearly two hours, before the pain subsided. Since noon she has been in and out of consciousness and has beencatherized. She is just too weak to make it to the bathroom any more. I do not see how she can survive through the night!