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EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE

The phrase, “as simple as the air we breathe”, runs through my mind when I see Dennis, with his ribs and lungs moving with great effort, each labored breath a testimony to his will to survive. Makes we wonder, how … Continue reading

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A CEREBRAL DEATH

Some symptoms that perplex and challenge the medical professionals that deal with dying patients have terms like “terminal agitation/anxiety” and “spiritual distress” at the end of life.  There are medications to alleviate these symptoms, but not effectively eliminating the tension and angst that … Continue reading

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LEAVING

Have you perhaps heard or even said the comment following the death of an elderly person, “They had a good, long life”?  Of course, the reverse of that is the death of a young person, and we feel as though death robbed … Continue reading

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