Thursday, June 6, 2013

The End

Odd what hospice people learn.

Did you know that one of the signs of near-death is the dehydration of the earlobes, causing them to crease and "drop" (meaning, when a person's head is on a pillow, his or her earlobes fall against the head, when otherwise they would stay in place)?

My hospice patient's earlobes have dropped and her breathing is irregular--rapid and loud then it stops for awhile.

She only awoke a few times but did smile at me.

I don't think I will see her again.  For her sake, I hope not.

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