Feb 03, 2012
The last hours have come and gone. My husband started showing distress and pain yesterday evening, and we added liquid morphine to lorazepam every 4 hours. Shortly after 5am this morning he started thrashing and groaning in terrible discomfort, gasping for breath, struggling as if fighting an unseen enemy. Hospice nurses recommended we double his pain and anxiety medication... ten minutes later, holding his hand, I looked into my husband's eyes and heard him take his last two breaths just before 6am today. And just like that. He's gone. They filled out a death certificate... Feb 3, 2012 at 6:15am.
I'm just not quite ready for the funeral home to take his body away too...