Category Archives: Family

Sitting Vigil

    They started Mom on managed morphine last night – she receives a small dose every 4 hours. This is what she would want; she is tired, and ready for this journey to be over. I sit vigil by … Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day (03/14) [w/Buttermilk Pie recipe included!]

Yes, I’m a geek – I bought this for Rachel several years ago. She’s a geek, too – she loved it…. (Okay, I bought myself one as well – couldn’t be letting her have all the fun!) . It wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Continuing on the Journey

  Mom is sleeping most of the time. She is in pain whenever she is moved, and we have noticed more swelling in her body. Hospice came by today and is going to start her on a maintenance dosage of … Continue reading

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Spring Break Adventures at the Koch House

Rebecca is home for Spring Break.  I am not there, because I am in North Carolina with my mom, who is in hospice.  Rebecca and Paul were supposed to come up here this weekend, but Dad requested that they not … Continue reading

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Happy 88th Birthday, Dad!

Today is my Dad’s 88th birthday. I can’t tell you how very glad I am that he is still here to celebrate with us – Paul lost his father a few years ago, and it is a loss that he … Continue reading

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The Man Behind the Woman

  As most of you know by now, I am in North Carolina helping out with my Mom and Dad during Mom’s last days. Everyone has been so nice – sending prayers and thoughts to the family, and telling me … Continue reading

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A (Not So) Super Tuesday

  Mom entered hospice today. She woke up and announced that she wants to go.  Things are starting to deteriorate a little bit more quickly now – she is asking for pain medication more frequently, she is more uncomfortable, she … Continue reading

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