As of this writing, Amanda is continuing her care at the hospice’s in-patient facility. The doctors and nurses are working to keep her comfortable. The hospice staff makes adjustments to manage her pain and nausea on a daily basis.
Amanda has had several visitors and phone calls over the last few days. She’s enjoyed reminiscing about her childhood, college days, and professional career. At times, her energy wanes and brief conversations end as she nods off to sleep. Other conversations are more in-depth and filled with laughter or tears.
Last night, we discussed the anger, sorrow, and sadness expressed by those who love her. Those feelings are real, she said. But during her goodbyes, there is this constant piece of advice Amanda gives to family and friends as they grieve: Open your heart to God.
This blog entry was written by Amanda’s husband, Charles.