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02/11/16
Having spent many pastoral hours in hospitals and total-care facilities, I'm struck by the authenticity of this entry. Very insightfully and empathetically written.
02/13/16
I agree with the previous comment.

Geriatric care taking is hard enough but when someone is also that ill as you depicted, it is amazing how much joy they receive from a taste of ice cream, etc. once they can eat again.

Sometimes, I think it is harder to watch but of course, that is nonsense.

God Bless,
02/14/16
I can't imagine how difficult being on a G-tube would be. I could hardly stand being on a liquid diet for a couple of days. I'm glad looking at the menu gives the MC hope.
02/15/16
This is, of course, a painful subject, but your presentation of it seems to make it almost joyful. It is beautifully descriptive. Every word is artfully placed. Wonderfully written, truly!
02/15/16
This brings back memories of a sister who was on a ventilator for a while. Your descriptions were vivid...

Wing His Words
02/18/16
As a former health care worker in a Skilled nursing facility, I can honestly relate to this well written and touching story. You brought the "poignant and inner aspects" of what happens to those who witness and to those "experiencing firsthand" the personal emotional anguish, and at times, joy...

Excellent work! Well done!

Blessings~
02/18/16
Yes nicely done.
What is delicious remains that way for our life time.
Congratulations on ranking 15th overall! Happy Dance!