When hospice care began, I asked how long a patient usually lasts. The answer was a month and a half. Bea has been bedridden for six months now.
A stranger calls to reserve a room at the bed & breakfast. Susan spent two hours savoring this blog, a familiar story since she cared for her own parents: “It is so good to have the information out there on the Internet!” our future guest exclaims. “Ten years is a long time to care for one’s parents!”