Hello, Hospice nurses! I wondered if you might share some information with me.
A lady who is very dear to me is on hospice care right now. She has pancreatic cancer and the doctors give her about 30 days. She is about 200 miles from where I am, so I can't pop over and pay a visit, and she doesn't really want any visitors--She's too tired to receive them, and she doesn't want all of us, who love her so much, to see her in the state she's in. She is extremely religious, and she has already donated all her belongings to my children's school (where she taught until now) to be sold.
Here's my question: What do you recommend, as far as sending her something to let her know we love her and are thinking about her? I mailed a big envelope with drawings my kids have done for her, a card, and a few pictures. Somehow, it doesn't feel like enough, but I want to avoid being "selfish" and sending things just to make ME feel better. Does that make sense?
Are flowers appropriate? I just don't want to send anything that would be more trouble than it's worth, but I do want her to know we care.