Monday, July 11, 2005

A Trip Down De Nile

Step Mother came today. She has said that she was sick, but I’m sure it was more that she was afraid of being here. She finds illness and death frightening.

She was here when the doctor arrived and told us that the X Rays confirmed that Dad had dyphagia, and was aspirating food and liquid into the lungs. She explained that food and liquid would now be given through a tube. There would be absolutely no food or water to be taken by mouth. She and I walked out, and when we returned, we found Step Mother feeding Dad Key Lime Pie.

"He has to eat something to get his strength back," Step Mother told us.

I think we finally got her to understand that he is not to have ANY food or liquid by mouth.

It is hard for her to understand and accept that Dad is close to death.

I sometimes think that denial is a good state of mind -- at least for a time. It gives a person's soul time to prepare.

I just hope Step Mother doesn't stay there to long.


Blogger Purechristianithink said...

Many women use food to communicate love and devotion. He probably understood.

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Anonymous Mythology said...

Thanks for the visit and the quite uplifting comment.

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