Freewrite Day 438 Fatality

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This is a good prompt to start the year with! I’ve almost been a fatality more than a few times so far in my life, but 2018 was a good year in this regard. So far as I know I did not come close to dying last year, and hope not to this year as well.

I’ve seen a few people die over the years or been there right at the time they did die and missed it. One of my doctors told me that people are very resilient and fight to live up until the moment they are gone – and then when they are gone – they are very obviously gone. I have found that to be true in the deaths I have witnessed.

I cared for a hospice patient a few years ago, and was not in the room when she died, but was the one to find her. It was immediately obvious she was gone as soon as I came back into the room. I had been hearing her death rattle for many hours leading up until that time but I did not know that was what it was. Now that I do what that sound is like, I do not think I would miss it again.

One of the hospice nurses showed up about 30 minutes after I called the agency. She spent the next hour talking to the departed patient. She held her hands and washed her down in preparation for the ambulance workers that took her away. I feel like that was training for me if ever face this again. I hope someone is good to me like that when my time also comes.

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I heard it that death rattle for the very first time this year when I went to see my best friend who was sitting with her grandmother in hospice. I have never heard of it other than reading about it in the past. It was the same for her, Arlene was her name. She had that rattle for quite a while a couple of days, I think, before she finally passed away. Her death was very hard for my best friend. They were so close and her grandmother was more like her mother for her. and like a part of my family she took care of her Gramma until the very end.
Thank you for sharing.

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It's is a very sad sound, and I am not sure how I missed it. I think I was too busy and tired from taking care of this lady 24/7 but I will never miss it again. Your friend did the right thing to stay by her grandmother. This is the best we can all hope for.

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Thank you very much. This sad prompt brought back the memory clearly.

Hard watching someone die. My father’s partner died in my arms some years ago. Horrible
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death is the beginning of another life of

No one escapes death, but if you have Jesus in your life you know your eternal life is secure. He is the only way.

This is some amazing transformation. You are so lucky to have each other for support.

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