Posted in From Al & Libbie, Updates at 12:57 pm by Libbie

Al’s strength is quickly declining. On Wenesday the hospice nurse guestimated that he might last 5-6 weeks. Yesterday, as we expected, she said that the time is probably much shorter than that. For myself, I’m expecting him to slip out of consciousness any time in the next hours or days.

It’s hard to see Al so weak and sometimes uncomfortable. As his condition has worsened drastically in the past week, we have begun to make the shift in our thinking and praying from asking the Lord to prolong Al’s time with us to asking him to shorten it. It will be a mercy to see him free from this suffering and winging his way to heaven. Read the rest of this entry »


A Better Day

Posted in From Al & Libbie, Updates at 9:37 pm by Libbie

Again, this will be brief. Wanted to let you know that today was better than yesterday. We got some stronger anti-nausea medicine that seemed to curb that problem, and feeling less nauseous helped reduce the pain as well. Hallelujah!

Al is very weak, and we’ve see a little disorientation in the last 24 hours too, but he is still himself, if slightly fuzzy. It’s made for some good laughs that he has been able to join in on.

Off to bed. Bless you all, and thank you for so many kind and encouraging notes. Sorry I’m not writing back…


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