I really am short for words tonight. Kathryn is lying in bed and fading in and out. She will wake usually if her name is said real loud. Responses are hit and miss. That cute little smile she has acquired is shown very little.
Richard started reading Harry Potter. Carol has been reading a book with short stories about unlikely friendships between animals. Dad set her up with the Beetles this morning and gives her kisses.
I got this interesting email today. It was a prayer. I really thought the timing was unusual. Anyhow I did send it off and ask that anyone who gets it to please complete the task.
Time… Time is so precious. I became a teacher because I loved watching people learn form me. But I also knew that this position would allow me time with my own children. I have been fortunate to have a great deal of time with my children. We have done many special things together. Our family has taken many vacations that have been so fun. We have had good quality time together. We have created so many wonderful memories. One thing that was always important to our family was to sit down together at dinner. Each of us would go through our day sharing what we did. This has always been a special deal for us. I loved hearing about Kathryn’s and Richard’s day. I felt we had a special family the way we shared things. We referred to our family as the Bradley team many times. As a team we could accomplish so many things.
Now, as a team we take care of one of our members. We tend to her every need. Carefully we watch her and we do our best to make sure she is comfortable. When she doesn’t respond we have to just do what we think would be the best thing for Kathryn or what we would want done for us if we were her. Kathryn is never left alone. Two of us are usually here with her. Mom sleeps with Kathryn every night. A promise kept, that she would never to be alone. We let all the nurses go so we can do all the care taking.
Continue to pray for the Bradley team as we continue to fight this battle.