Tuesday, November 13, 2007

It is with a heavy and saddened heart to tell you all that Gna Boo/Grandma is fast declining. She has not eaten in 3-4 days with only a few drops of water as intake. She is very weak. She moans and flails her arms a lot and we are sedating her with morphine as well as atavin to sooth and ease her pain and discomfort. She hasn't spoken in days and barely nods or shakes her head. She seems to hear and understand when we speak to her but often there is no response. Once in a while, we get a faint nod. She frowns sometimes and seems to be displeased about something but we don't know what.
This morning when I sat with her, held her hand and kept talking to her, she seems to understand and hear me. When Willy came into her room and spoke to her, she opened her eys and smiled ever so faintly...what does that tell you, eh? We gave her a few drops of water and she took that.
The nurse is coming again today at 1:30pm and we will see what she has to say after she gives her another examination. When she came her yesterday, Gna Boo had a slight elevated temperature so we are giving her liquid tylenol every 4 hours. She can barely swollow but she tries.
Please continue to pray for her. She is a brave lady and despite her frailty and discomfort, she is doing her utmost to ensure we are all okay as well. When we talk to her, we keep assuring her that we are all here and okay.
Jimmy just called me and said he has been with her for the last 20 mins and she is quite out of it and really does not know that he was there.
Will keep you all updated...
Peace and Love
Auntie Judy

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