The more decisions made before death, the less pressure survivors feel afterwards. I met Brenda when she decided to seek hospice care. In addition to kidney failure, she had numerous ailments including painful, golf-ball-sized sores throughout her body. She was paralyzed from the waist down, and her swollen body, yellowish...
Without prior conversations with everyone who may be in the patient’s room at the end of life, including out-of-town relatives, it is unrealistic to expect families to come to a quick, unified decision that satisfies everyone.
At the end of your life, hope reaches even beyond death. Most of us hope we will be together again with family and friends. Morrie believed that true liberation is letting go of everything. In the end, the only wealth that mattered to Ray was his family.
God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason. Wrapped in a fuzzy pink shawl, confined to her recliner at the age of 92, Dee was mentally alert but physically a wreck. "I've outlived my life, and I'm ready to go," she sighed. Dee's two fine sons disagreed.