Sherryl was not strong enough to leave home for her doctor's appointment today. When Richard called to cancel the appointment, it was decided that now is the time for Hospice services to begin. Another telephone call later, Hospice had arranged to make their first visit to Sherryl this morning.
The same RN case manager who last week met with Sherryl at the Hospice center made the house visit today and gathered all the information needed to formalize the transition away from aggressive medical treatment. In addition to the services the Hospice team provides, they will bring to Sherryl's house a small wheelchair and a bedside table. They will also, in collaboration with Sherryl's doctors, assume her medical care.
Sherryl has been sleeping for the past few days and felt "crummy" today. Her back is bothering her and her stomach is upset. She wants to feel better, but can't seem to shake these symptoms. She doesn't feel like having any visitors, and her spirits are fading.
Please continue to keep Sherryl in your prayers.