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Running out of time

Once again things are going much too fast. Last Sunday Bob was “helping” Ryan barbeque, Monday he was alert enough to sign all the hospice forms and Tuesday he contributed the the nurse’s questions. Wednesday was horrible. He was hallucinating, seeing things and talking to people that weren’t there and very agitated at times.

Some of his hallucinations made us laugh. He won $12 at poker, he was driving a race car with his nephew Andrew, telling our handyman in Texas how to put up ceiling fans and he was controlling airplanes. As the hospice social worker said (who was here through part of this) at least he is recalling good happy things. One statement he made really scared me. He said his grandparents are missing him. I guess I believe he was talking to them.

Today Bob has not been awake except for about 15 minutes. He is in no pain and is not agitated at all. Kelly and Ryan have been here since yesterday afternoon and reinforcements are coming tonight and tomorrow. Kelly and Ryan will be spending the weekend here. We are most likely down to days now.

I’m afraid that the next time you get a post it will be to say that Bob is playing poker with Hank and Len in the big casino in the sky.

I love all of you,

Sue

5 Responses to “Running out of time”

  1. Vicki Shawger Says:

    That is bound to be one helluva poker game - no more pain, lots of laughs and recalling all the great memories and all the love shared. Give him a hug for me, please. One of the most vivid memories I have of dad’s funeral was Bob reaching out and squeezing my hand as they walked the casket by - a small gesture, but it meant alot to me. Find comfort in one another, our prayers continue to be with you.

  2. Karen Parsons (Spillman) Says:

    I have no words to say except have peace, recall your joys and passion for life together, and know that you are loved by all of us.

  3. Bob Cradit Says:

    tell the social worker thats Bob, always able to put a smile on someones face,, even when sleeping. Be there for each other and know that you guys are in our thoughts and prayers, and if you didn’t know it before, the responses to this blog should show you just how special and how loved you guys are. always Bob

  4. Ginger Says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. And as everyone has reiterated time and again, you are loved by many.
    Ginger

  5. Mary Anne Fletcher Says:

    Dear Sue,
    Please know that we are with in spirit through it all. I am grateful that when we visited on Sunday Bob was able to give us a hug when we left.
    Don’t forget about going out on your deck and screaming once in a while…the brave thing can only last for so long and then it is time to blow off some steam. Wine is good, too.
    I will talk to you soon.
    Take good care of yourself.
    Love,
    Mary Anne

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