The post below is what happened today Friday April 25,2014
I quickly grabbed some colors catchers and threw the beautiful car quilt in the wash with a couple of prayers to go along with it. It came out lovely and clean and I folded it until Mark had clean bedding again.
Right after this happened, Edith, the Hospice bath lady came. WHAT an angel! She shaved Mark first, then bathed him, then changed the bedding and showed us how to do all of this. It was wonderful because she was so kind to him and so wonderful to us in showing us what to do.
Last night I was trying to change him and it was a comedy if it wasn't so sad. Mark who can barely move was trying to help me because he could see I wasn't doing it right. I told him I was sorry and that I did a good job with "our babies". Last night he had dreams of someone stealing his p-nuts and I told him it was the squirrels in the backyard and I was going down to buy more...he was more relaxed then. Then came a dream about some contract. I ended up giving him some medicine and he was ok then. Phew.
So Edith left and then Mark's Mother came to visit and stayed in the bedroom with him for about an hour. She said to me "call me when he is awake and I will come back. I smiled to myself because if I did that he would be asleep by the time she got here. He is awake very little and it is the kids that can get him to open his eyes and share.. Janelle baked cookies and cleaned up and then left.
Cathy left and then all three of my kids showed up and sat around Mark. Jason fed him and Mark had a trip to Seattle planned for everyone to see his brother Rich in Seattle. They planned a golf trip and Mark said he would drive the cart. It was fun hearing them laugh and plan. Mark promptly shut his eyes again and fell back asleep. The kids went upstairs and talked about the day and how much we all love Mark and how funny he still can be. He had us all laughing. It is a sad/happy time. Mark has one foot in heaven and one foot in our bedroom. We are loving this final time we can all be together. Life is good and God has certainly blessed us.