Update on Laura, Jan 30, 2005
I am home briefly to get some food, shower, etc.
Between Laura’s mother and I, we have decided to take the tube out tomorrow morning around 7am. The doctor expects her to survive about 24 hours before her breathing ultimately fails, and she passes in her sleep.
As of today, her right lung, where the tumor is, is completely failed. She is surviving slowly on her left lung, that is now being destroyed by the disease. Her right lung is causing her a lot of pain. So are the shingles. She told me this today when I asked. If we don’t take the tube out, her pain will increase, and she will probably pass in a week or so. If we take the tube out, she will be comfortable, and be able to talk to us and say goodbye.
She was rather responsive today. I spent a lot of time telling her things, about how much I love her, etc. I spent a lot of time asking her questions. What she told me is
So, I’m going to head back to the hospital and spend the night with her. Tomorrow is going to be the difficult day. I feel a lot better than yesterday because I know she knows how much she is loved. And that was what made Laura’s life complete.
I will let you guys know what happens as soon as I can. Thanks again for all of the support and love. It means the world to me, and to Laura also.