Saying “Good Byes”

May 17, 2009 at 6:07 am Leave a comment

The last 2.5 days have been sweet, precious days filled with joyful memories.  Our eldest son and his wife came to be with Dan, to be part of the family, to honor him.  Tonight, they told Dan goodbye for the last time face to face on this earth.  They are returning home to North Carolina early in the morning.  

Dan’s oxygen level has been much too low today.  Tonight, the suction drain was attached to the port in the middle of Dan’s left ribs.  A very small amount of fluid was removed.  So, we did the next thing prescribed by the Hospice Dr. – a very small amount of morphine was given Dan by mouth.  Surprisingly enough, that increases breathing capacity…which increases the oxygen in the body.  His oxygen level is still less than 90.  We may give one more does to see if we can get the oxygen level up to 90. The  minimum acceptable oxygen level according to Dan’s doctors.

We are okay.  I had the afternoon “free.”  I drove down to Half Moon Bay to pick up meds for Dan.  Then I wandered through the Senior Citizens Thrift Shop looking for egg cups in which to eat soft boiled eggs.  (We learned to do that when we were missionaries in Holland.)  I didn’t find egg cups, but did buy a wind breaker for cool days on the beach.  I haven’t been there this week, but the beach is waiting for me.  I plan to walk there again soon.  The sun shone today outside and in our hearts. God is good.  God is gracious. God is just.  God is loving.  God is the Great I AM.  And, He is our Father. — Anne and Dan

HAPPY 14TH BIRTHDAY, RAUL (May 17, '09) Here Raul is helping Rodica teach me how to make clatite in "our" kitchen in Sfantu Gheorghe, RO, last year.

HAPPY 14TH BIRTHDAY, RAUL (May 17, '09) Here Raul is helping Rodica teach me how to make clatite in "our" kitchen in Sfantu Gheorghe, RO, last year.

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