One Day At A Time

My girlfriend left this morning after I cried too many tears. She did so much in helping to get my mind off of what is happening.

It is bitter cold still. It seems as if this winter is never going to ease with the cold. I looked at the Farmer’s Almanac and this crap continues on through February. What a bummer.

The nurse came this morning. She took off the Texas Catheter and placed a permanent internal catheter in. He did well with it after being medicated for relaxing purposes. His hands were so swollen and he just wasn’t able to release all of the fluids so this is supposed to help.

I am so tired but even more so since my friend left. She never knew what a rock she was and how much I leaned on her. I am so glad that most of us have that rock in our lives.

When the nurse finished with Al she sat and talked with me for a while. She said that she thought Al probably had days, possibly a couple of weeks but nothing in months.DSC00183 Last night Rhino, the cat was getting in my friend’s knitting basket. He was fascinated by the yarn.

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33 thoughts on “One Day At A Time

  1. I am so sorry I haven’t commented before. There have been many times when I have wanted to, but somehow, I feel like an intruder to all the other people who have been following you for much longer. My pressing the like button was my way of trying to support you. Your pain and heartache touches me every time I read your post. I feel my words would be insignificant to you with what you are going through. Please know that I do wish your loving brother Al as much peace and comfort this world can offer him and hope his release brings both him and you even more, knowing there will be no more suffering.


  2. I hope you both get some rest, this must be a terrible strain and I suspect your health may be suffering too as a result. I know you are focusing on Al and I totally respect that. I so admire you.


  3. Oh Terry, with the beautiful heart…I am glad you had some respite from your troubles, even if it was temporary and all too short lived. I pray for Al’s comfort in his remaining days. I pray for a quick, painless release for him, and that he will feel no fear. I pray that his soul is at peace and he feels ready to cross the threshold into eternity, where there will be no more pain and suffering for him. I pray for your own peace of mind, that you will be given unexpected moments of refreshing as you walk through these difficult days. I pray that you will feel the love of your friends, even from a distance, and that you would feel the warmth of God’s presence with you always on these cold winter days. I am with you in heart, my sister, as so many are. You and Al are loved.


  4. I am sure Al feels like a prisoner and the loneliness that cannot be share can at least softened a bit by the cat and your love for him. Regardless I keep my eye on all your posts and feel what is possible so far away. It matters, each day and you have many friends here too.


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