Sunday, March 21, 2010

Fly Free Angel

So as many of my friends know I've been spending time with a wonderful woman name Eileen and her lovely family. I've been going to see Eileen in hospice everyday. As well as sleeping there at her bedside the past two nights. This woman is so amazing and her family is perfectly supportive. Eileen's daughter, Debbie, had made her a promise years ago that she would never go alone, so Debbie never left her side. Last night Debbie's husband convinced her to go home and get some rest, So I knew I had to say with Eileen. I push two wicker chairs together and curled up with Eileen's hand in mine. I fell asleep at around 10pm. I woke up at midnight and helped the nurse perform mouth care so that when she gave Eileen the morphine it would absorb. After that the nurse checked her blood pressure, and was unable to get one, (which had been the case for the past two days). The nurse came in to check on us again at about 1am. I sat and talked to Eileen for a few mins, then said "okay dear, lets go to sleep" (I was once again assuring her it was ok to let go) Then I fell asleep holding her hand again. at 2:20am the nurse tapped me awake and said "shes gone hunny" I squeezed Eileen's hand and gave her a kiss. I replied "I'll call debbie" to the nurse.

Once Debbie came she squeezed me for like 5mins and thanked me for being there. I stayed with them until about 5:30am when the funeral home came to pick up Eileen.

Debbie drove home with me, then we said goodnight.

Rest In Peace Eileen. May you enjoy your new journey. Fly Free Angel<3

As I was writing this Debbie called me, and asked if I would like to write a eulogy. I am thinking about it. I know I'll write something, Not sure if I'll have the guts to read it.

Last week.

Friday Night.

Last Night 9:30pm

Last Night, Midnight.

Last Night, Midnight.


Jess said...

You have such strength of heart! My condolences

Petrock said...

Sorry about your loss Ducky. :( My condolences.