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[Nov. 8th, 2006|07:40 am]
Scarlet Love
I had an exhausting night. I am just completely drained, not physically but emotionally. Do any of you have any idea of what it's like to sit next to a person that's just laying in a bed, dying slowly? This woman was literally laying there drowning. Everytime she exhaled, I could hear that death rattle. And everytime she inhaled I waited for a silence to follow. I honestly didn't think that she would make it through the night. That's why I stayed in her room during all the down time.

At around 2am, she started to look really bad, so I gave her a bed bath and lotioned her skin real good. Then I cleaned her hair and teeth. She had so much phlemn in her mouth, I had to clear it out with a wet rag and some listerine. When I finished that, I put some powder on her brush and ran it through her gray hair to soak up all of the oils. No one should have to die looking the way she did, and no one should have to die alone, either, which is why I sat with her.
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[User Picture]From: webchika
2006-11-08 12:59 pm (UTC)
Sheesh Jenn...I'm sorry that you had to sit there and watch somthing like that. But..It's your job though ne?... *sends smooches* I'm sorry..

But what you did was really kind. I'm sure was happy to have someone there.

Did she actually pass?.
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[User Picture]From: scarletlove
2006-11-08 10:58 pm (UTC)
Not yet, but she's going to. She's on hospice.
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