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Posted Aug 15 2012 12:00am

Today Karen went to sleep around 10 am.  She has not woken up since then.  We are unable to wake her up.  The hospice nurse said not to try to wake her up to administer medication.  If she shows signs of pain, then administer the liquid morpheme.  But at this point, pills cannot be administered.  The nurse said Karen is probably in her comfort zone and may not need any more morpheme.

The difficult part for me is the grunt Karen utters when she exhales.  It is very difficult to listen to.  Karen’s breathing continues to become more labored.

I will need to take a sleeping pill tonight otherwise I will have no sleep.

Lou Ross

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