My husband, Hank, had been failing gradually over the last few months, but had always “bounced back” from other health problems. This time was different, and when he had to be hospitalized, it became apparent that he wouldn’t be able to come home to resume his life. Thankfully, we had had “the conversations”, all our papers were in order, and we knew what to do. The end came gradually, with nothing done to contradict his wishes. He was not afraid, and was present with us up until the last night, when he told me to “go”. I told him also to “go” and early the next morning he passed away in his sleep. We knew how important it was to talk and to be clear about what he wanted and didn’t want. Thank you for your important work!
Thankfully, we had had "the conversations", all our papers were in order, and we knew what to do.