Hi, its Gloria, I am sitting at Ada's bedside and she is resting comfortable. We are both getting settled for the night. I thought you would want to know a little about what is going on.
We are now in palliative care for Ada She is confined to the bed and without pain. She sleeps part of time and then there are the moments when she is still with us. Her mind is not totally clear (I confess that this is probably the hardest thing for me to deal with) but she does talk a bit, smile at us and can engage in a bit of conversation. Once in a while, she is a bit anxious, usually at the end of a dosage cycle, but touching, singing or just holding her hand really seem to help.
Since we don't know how much longer we will have her with us, family has been coming in to say goodbye. Frankly, she actually handles it better than the rest of us.
We read her emails, blog comments, pass on hugs and kisses. She gets kissed a lot and some of us demand kisses back and so far we have gotten them.
For me the quiet time at the end of the day at her bedside is the best. Even if she is sleeping, we are together and that is special. It feels quiet, peaceful and surrounded by all the thoughts and prayers that so many of you have shared with her.
Thanks to all of you for the wonderful comments on her blog, I know that they mean the world to her and all of us in the family also appreciate them.
And so, it is the end of another day on El Camino...