While visiting with my folks, I wanted to get them outside for a while so we wandered into the garden at their facility. The weather has been so good that it’s perfect for getting them outdoors. While out there, I spotted this garden angel, trying to peek out from the plants. She’s so pretty but I think she might have to be moved soon as the garden is getting to be taller than she is.
Both of my parents are 89 years old. Both use a walker and are attached to home oxygen. They can’t go anywhere without it. It’s very sad to see folks in this shape but we do the best we can. They’re both losing their cognitive abilities and so it’s difficult for them to remember what we discussed even five minutes ago. This is my first experience with this kind of thing and I’m finding it more difficult as time moves on.
During my hospice training, a registered nurse told us that 90% of people in this country will die slowly and 10% will die quickly (heart attack, car accident, stroke, etc.). I’m opting to be part of the 10%, but not any time soon 🙂
Sorry to be discussing this, but it’s part of life. Tomorrow will be my last post for approximately a week, give or take a day or two. Have lots coming up on my plate but I’ll make it up before the end of this year. Namaste’