3 years today 

3 years ago my Grandma J got to meet Jesus. 8 years ago she was diagnosed with cancer, but it went away by the grace of God. Until May 10th Mother’s Day none the less, she was really sick the next day her bff took her to a hospital they gave her an inhaler for pneumonia, she refused. The next day May 14th her bff took her to another hospital they admitted her with pneumonia and was bring treated. Her doctor heard a lot fluid in her lungs and drained about a liter of fluids to test it, it again was cancer this time it was too late to save, it was choking her she was on oxygen, and eventually on morphine, exactly 16 days in the hospital and my grandma passed at 80. It was endometriosis metastatic cancer, I was with her 12 hours before she went, I know she was fighting but I told her it was okay to go see Jesus we’d be okay and I love her! 

7 thoughts on “3 years today 

  1. As a hospice chaplain and pastor, I often encounter patients who have no one by their side throughout their sickness and death. Thank you for being there until the end! May God continue to give you comfort as you reflect on her as these anniversaries occur.

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    • It was hard,but her daughters were around her. I have a senior companion, she’s in a nursing home, and she desperately wants to go home, she’s 92, she doesn’t think she’ll ever go home. She doesn’t get a lot of visitors, but me 2 days a week. Her children are farm and she can’t live alone, if anything I’d have to be her in home caretaker, but I don’t know if that’s a good idea for my family. Do you have to certified to be a hospice care person to go to the hospitals?

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      • To provide medical or physical care, you do need to be a CNA, LPN, RN, etc. Other hospice staff has to have necessary credentials also. There are hospice volunteers who go through training and can provide companionship and do some other things. With home hospice, we have patients who have caregivers who oversee and provide care when hospice staff is not present. Hospice staff educates the at home caregiver on what they need to know to provide care between CNA and nurse visits. Those caregivers do not have to have any certification. They are often family or someone the patient has chosen to provide care.

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