As I write this post I am sitting across the room from Rob at my daughter’s house in Portland, Oregon. Rob has chosen to discontinue dialysis. Without dialysis he cannot survive.
We have placed him in Hospice care. They will make sure he is comfortable and help us through this transition. He’s just across the room in the hospital bed they brought for him yesterday. He’s sleeping and surrounded by people who love him very much.
I feel such a mix of emotions. I’m so grateful for the time we have had together. We were married in 1998 and within just a few months he was in the hospital having a triple bypass. There have been many, many episodes of serious illness since then. With each illness and new diagnosis he has become more and more disabled.
Over the years we have often discussed his wishes for “when the time comes”. I am confident I know what he wants and doesn’t want.
For now please keep us in your prayers.
Thanks for everything blog family.