#1 The First Report and Thinking About Hospice
Every Monday, I plan to publish a past communication or two about Eric Russ and his Health Journey that originally appeared in Caring Bridge. For anyone with a “health opportunity” as my nurse friend calls it, I hope these posts are helpful.
12-26-13 for Eric Russ
It’s evening, and Eric is resting comfortably at home. He says he feels better, but has no stamina to speak of. He is mostly in bed. He is on pain medication and something for digestive comfort as well. He believes he is getting better and, frankly, that is a mighty fine place to be with oneself.
I have asked for a hospice evaluation for tomorrow afternoon, so a nurse is coming to talk with us.
Through this process life has gotten both simple and complicated. Simple in terms of knowing what’s important. And complicated because there are many needs to be met for Eric. I keep putting one foot in front of the other, and I notice that my heart is opening, my understanding is deepening, and I see life in sweeter ways every day.
Eric is being gentle, open and very loving. He appreciates all your warm thoughts and your prayers. It means a lot to him and he comments about that often.