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Emotional Turmoil

Emotional Turmoil

It is not uncommon for family members to be thrown into emotional turmoil when facing end of life decisions for a loved one.  This is especially true when the loved one experiences a traumatic injury or an unexpected medical event.  Family members tend to come to...

Counterproductive Care

Counterproductive Care

What comes to mind when you think about the experience of a “good death”?  Often people will suggest that they would like to die in their sleep.  Others suggest they would like to die peacefully in their home surrounded by loved ones.  These are the ideals often...

Our Family’s Reality During COVID-19

Our Family’s Reality During COVID-19

A fall in February meant an ambulance ride to the hospital for my Mom with fear of a fractured hip. Thankfully, x-rays showed there was no fracture, but extreme pain warranted a hospital stay. After many tests, pokes and prods, a pacemaker was recommended. Low pulse...

Who will speak for you?

Who will speak for you?

As Bill and I contemplate what our ideal end of life situations would be, we realize that whatever we do is not just for us, but most importantly for our children and loved ones. I find myself reflecting on how life invariably moves quickly through stages of child,...

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