August 1, 2012
Emmy had a pretty good day today, but tonight she had some difficulty again. She was up for several hours this afternoon. She ate a little, it all stayed down and she drank quite a bit. She was still pretty groggy all day and her speech was really difficult to understand which was so frustrating for her. I feel so bad that I can’t figure out what she is saying, but we are getting pretty good at charades. Around 6:30pm she began to exhibit signs of being uncomfortable. Her breathing seemed a bit shallow and her temperature was at 103 degrees. I gave her some additional medication which brought her temp down to 101degrees, but at 8:30pm she was still pretty anxious and uncomfortable. I called Hospice and they gave me some suggestions of what to try with her meds and by 9:15pm she was sleeping comfortably. Her temperature is down to 99.4 degrees. I pray that she will remain comfortable through the night so that she can get some rest. Thank you for supporting us through this emotional roller coaster, and for your continued thoughts and prayers.