Saturday, November 1, 2008

First Home Care Nurse Visit

Brenda, the nurse from Compassionate Care Hospice, came over this afternoon to evaluate me and admit me to their service. She was very nice. I made her smile several times. When you get to know me, you'll realize that I'm a handful. Even in my condition, I requested that the lights be turned on when Brenda was reviewing the paperwork.

To help me with my breathing, Brenda ordered a nebulizer machine and breathing treatments. That way, I can feel like my old self again.

Today more on my mind is, "Que Dios me lleve al cielito." - May God take me to heaven.

This is right in line with hospice philosophy; a compassionate end. Yesterday, when I was feeling much better; having just received outstanding care at Hoboken University Medical Center I was more inclined to return to the hospital for acute care if need arose because of a similar episode in the future. Today, I'm not so sure.

I'm sorry for the pain and suffering that I cause those who worry about me. I'll be fine. Don't worry about me. God has given me a great life, and many people who care about me. Every day that God gives me breath is a gift.

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