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Aspiration Pneumonia

Aspiration pneumonia is the medical term when food/fluids or phlegm of any kind go down the wrong pipe!  This is different from a bacterial pneumonia where there is an infection. At the end-of-life swallowing can be unnatural and difficult.  A … Continue reading

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A Personal Note

This season I am walking along side a friend at the end-of-her life.  The combination of being the nurse and friend is letting me “feel” the weight of grief and see the beauty of life. Once again I get to observe the heroism … Continue reading

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Decisions

All over the world tonight, people are making decisions.  Some of these folks are needing to decide if they will travel for their work or if they should keep their plans for a trip. Let’s keep these folks in our thoughts…especially … Continue reading

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Traveling Nurse

This past week I was asked to travel to NYC with four other women. One of these ladies is at the end of her life here on earth and she was believing it would be a good thing to have … Continue reading

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Caring

Different ways to show caring… Protecting dignity for a vulnerable person. Facilitating expressions of personal skills/gifts of a dying person. Providing options for relief. Guiding but not controlling.    

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Checked In

We are in New York City and the Empire State Building is right outside of our window! Big Red has been a topic all day…even as all of my traveling buddies wore red and I completely forgot and wore green.  Sorry Huskers…we are … Continue reading

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“Gripping Times”

These are two words that definitely describe how my past week has been.  Not a moment has gone by without making an impact on my heart or mind. I am wondering just how deep and long these memories will be.  How … Continue reading

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