Dawn, this was such a beautiful article, but it leaves me so conflicted.

  • At which point had he become so sick he needed to go to the hospital?
  • How could we keep him safe at night without restraining him? (He was still trying to get up out of bed to go to the bathroom long after he was no longer able to walk so I stayed with him a few nights and hardly slept. I was a wreck by the end of the week have no idea how people can courageously care for a sick loved one for months and year.)
  • At which point would we need to put him in a nursing care facility? (he didn’t live long enough to force me to make that decision)
  • At which point did I have to make decisions for him when the doctor came to see him?
  • At which point would I have to end the efforts to keep him alive, put him in hospice care and let him die at home?

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