Quote from Lisky90
...I can't imagine what she will think about tonight...or tomorrow as this starts. I just needed to get this off my chest.
i'm so sorry, lisky.
my experiences w/als pts, is they are at peace w/they decide 'enough'.
the disease wreaks havoc on their bodies as well as their spirit.
towards the end, they're just plain tired of everything.
i'm certain your pt will be given something tonight, for any potential anxiety, fear and subsequent insomnia.
it's just so, so devastating.
but please take comfort that she probably is ok w/her decision, and looks forward to the release of this suffocating disease.
it's clear that she bonded with you and so, brought her much comfort.
she'll be ok.
as her family will, in time.
whenever you feel overcome with a warm, loving yet powerful presence, that will be your angel, true to her word, watching over you and your loved ones.