Saturday, September 08, 2007

Telephone Call

On Friday, I made one of the most difficult calls ever...
I called Hospice.

We'll be meeting with a (Hospice) representative on Sunday...
learning what the "program" is all about,
and, of course, answering any questions we might have.

Once we've (sibblings & me) discussed "Hospice" with the representative,
we will then include my mom in the conversation.
Ultimately, it will be her decision to accept or not "Hospice" care.

Sometime today (Sat.), though, we need to talk to my mom about The Advance Directive/The 5 Wishes...and the Durable Power of Attorney for my aunt. (the aunt who has dementia, but who has always lived with us)

Ayer, viernes, hice una de las llamadas más dificiles que jamás habia hecho en mi vida...llame a "Hospice".

"Hospice" es un programa, donde por ejemplo, ayudan al paciente a morir con dignidad, ayudan a la familia a aceptar el proceso de la muerte, viene una enfermera por semana o cada día (depende el caso) para ver como esta el paciente, y para ver si la medicina que se le esta dando al paciente es la debida según su "estado". Estoy segura que este programa existe donde quiera, pero no tengo idea cómo se le nombra a este programa en el mundo del habla hispana.

Mañana , domingo, un representante de "Hospice" viene hablar con nosotros...
vamos hablar sobre el programa,
y claro, para clarificar algunas preguntas que quizas tengamos.

Después de esta platica, mi mamá tendra que tomar la decisión sí aceptar o no la ayuda de "Hospice". Ella tiene la última palabra.

7 comments:

TigerYogi said...

My thoughts and prayers will be with you and yours Coco...

MsAbcMom said...

You are going through such a hard time. We went through this several years ago with my grandfather. My thoughts are with you

J.S. Zolliker said...

Buena decisión. Eso hará todo el paso, más fácil. Saludos Coco, estaré pensando en ti.

Keshi said...

Coco tnxx for being there for me. u r so sweet, HUGGGGGGGGGGGZ!

I've been to a hospice...during Christmas...to visit patients n give gifts. There were both young n old patients..waiting to die. It was the most heart-breaking thing I've ever experienced.

HUGGGGGGGGGGZ!
Keshi.

CiscoKid said...

Though choices for you guys...
Prayers go out to you.

Yummerson said...

You and your family continue to be in my thoughts.

beffers said...

{{hugs}}

I have been there and it is sooo hard.

haven't been around much lately, but just finally am catching up on mine, and yours!