Friday, July 04, 2014

Decline

I hardly know what to write any more. On the surface things go on as normal. We had a weekend away. The first time we went anywhere together for more than a year and it was lovely. The music sessions continue, there are visitors, family and friends. We garden, the grandchildren come and life goes on.

But there in the background Pearlie is growing weaker. I suppose we are waiting for her to die but that will be in her own time. And this strange thing is happening for as she declines she becomes sweeter and more contented. All her crankiness has gone. She doesn't do puzzles any more, nor does she read or watch television. I think she spends a lot of time having interesting dreams.

And she barely eats and hardly drinks and cannot swallow her medication. The doctor is coming to visit her today.

6 comments:

Leitrim Sister said...

poor pearls xxx

Nelly said...

She is actually quite contented. The doctor has taken her off all her pills.

Mage said...

So glad she is fading away so smoothly. Hugs to both of you. Know I care.

Nelly said...

Thank you Mage. I appreciate that.
If it continues like this we are fortunate indeed. Her doctor said that keeping her comfortable and pain free is our only priority.

Brighid said...

Going gently into that great good night is a blessing. Peace be with you all. Hugs across the miles.

Nelly said...

Thank you Brighid.