My heart fell when the nurse said I think it is time to contact the priest for last rights.
There has been a shift – I cannot even explain it but my husband seems to have taken a change for the worst. I felt it yesterday when we put him in his chair. He was smiling and interactive, but I felt something was different.
This morning I felt it more. He isn’t focusing his eyes on me. He is like in a trance. He is talking to someone and reaching up, but in a different way than he has before. No smile, it is like he is looking past, me when I look into his eyes. I told him I loved him, and he did say I Iove you too in a soft whisper.
Kenna our CNA saw something different as well so we kept him in bed. Dolly our nurse came and could see a change. His vitals were OK, but his pulse was up and blood pressure was down. She told me to talk with his brother, so we can get a priest over for last rites. And she doesn’t want me to be alone tonight – she doesn’t know if it is a few days or a few weeks, but he is definitely on a downward spiral…
God help me my hearts in your hands.