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03 October 2016 @ 08:40 pm
Update on Kate 10/3  
Kate has basically been asleep for the last couple of days straight. She hasn't been able to eat or drink anything, and can no longer swallow pills. We are now giving her only the most critical medicines, in forms that can be absorbed through the tissues of the mouth. She is resting peacefully and we are adjusting her drugs as appropriate to keep her comfortable.

Visitors are welcome; please txt me before coming over. Kate's parents have gone home, but Sue is still here and my father is with us for a few days. The house can be quite crowded at times (at one point this morning we had ten people, including two friends, a caregiver, a nurse, a home health aide, and a notary). If you do visit, you should not expect Kate to respond to your presence, although she may open her eyes and look at you. She is not quite conscious, but not exactly unconscious either. We think it is soothing to her to have calm voices nearby.

Thanks for your help and support.
 
 
 
KMSvgqn on October 4th, 2016 05:51 am (UTC)
Thinking about you and Kate. Remembering the many excellent meals and conversations we have shared over the years. Always such a delight to see the two of you at conventions. She will be terribly missed by so many people. Hugs.