Tuesday, June 21, 2011



I am sitting here in the Hospice room with daddy. Today he seems more peaceful than the past few days. He isn't waking up as much and even though his breathing isn't "normal" it seems easier for him to breathe.

They have his CPAP on him most of the time because it is easier to breathe with than than just the oxygen in the nose. Today dad is taking longer between breaths, as much as 30 seconds. Nurses tell me that is to be expected. That it could get better, stay the same or get worse. And there is no telling how much time it will stay one way or the other.
Dad's feet are really cold now. The blood circulation to them is about gone. Dad is at the point where his brain sends all the blood to his brain and lungs. It's just what a body does. And there is this thing called mottling that is happening to dad's feet.


  1. Kathy, I so wish I could think of something more comforting to say- but I am thinking of you and sending every good vibe possible. ~Mary