Letting Go: A Hospice Journey (Part 1/3)

Letting Go: A Hospice Journey (Part 1/3)


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WHAT HAVE
THEY TOLD YOU, ABOUT WHAT’S AHEAD
FOR YOU MEDICALLY ? IT’S PRETTY BLEAK. CAN YOU SAY MORE ? WHAT DO YOU
MEAN “BLEAK” ? WELL, DR. SLATER SAID, THAT IF I DID NOT
HAVE THE RADIATION, I WOULD BE LOOKING
AT TWO TO FOUR MONTHS. “TWO TO
FOUR MONTHS.” AND, YOU ONLY
FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS, WHAT, A MONTH AGO ? MM-HMM. HOW IS THAT
FOR YOU ? TRAUMATIC. VERY DIFFICULT
TO FACE DEATH… AND, I KNOW THAT
WE ALL HAVE TO DO I, SOMETIME IN OUR LIVES. BUT, IT’S
REALLY SOMETHING, WHEN IT HAPPENS
TO YOU, HUH ? ( woman )
HOW LONG HAVE
YOU BEEN SICK ? SINCE OCTOBER,
THE END OF OCTOBER. BEFORE OCTOBER
YOU WERE WORKING ? YUP. UP AND DOWN
THE PHONE POLES ? STRONG. I CONSIDER
STRONG. I HAD NO IDEA
I WAS SICK LIKE THAT… AND… THE CANCER JUST… PUT ME ON
A ROLLERCOASTER, WN. ( man )
WHAT DOES SHE SEE IN HIS EYS
WHEN SHE DOES THAT ? ( man )
SHE WANTS TO SEE
IF HIS PUPILS, ARE REACTING TO LIGHT. ( man )
HE’S HAVING A SEIZURE
RIGHT NOW. ( moaning ) ( woman )
THERE, BABY,
THERE, BABY. I’LL GIVE YOU SOME MEDICINE
THAT’LL MAKE ‘EM “DONES”. YES, DADDY’S GONNA
GO GET I MAKE THESE
THINGS QUIT. ( woman )
HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN,
AN HOUR SINCE THE LAST ONE ? ( man )
YEAH, ABOUT AN HOUR. I THINK I’LL GO AHEAD
AND CALL IRA ANYWAY, AND SEE WHAT HE THINKS ABOUT
THE NUMBER HE HAD LAST NIGHT. VITAL SIGNS
ARE ALL O.K. HE HAS AN OCCASIONAL
SINGULAR TWITCH, YOU KNOW, FROM
ONE ARM TO THE OTHER, AND IT’S BEEN AN HOUR OR SO
SINCE HIS LAST SEIZURE, AND I WONDERED IF WE COULD
GO A LITTLE FASTER ? THAT’LL BE GREAT, BYE-BYE. ( woman )
WHAT IRA WANTS TO DO, IS TO GIVE
HIM LIQUID PHENOBARB, IN BIG DOSES, EVERY 12 HOURS, BUT, IRA
WANTED YOU TO KNOW, THERE WOULD BE A CHANCE, UNLIKELY, BUT A CHANCE HE’D QUIT
BREATHING AND DIE. WELL, WITH SEIZURE AFTER SEIZURE
HE CAN DIE TOO. WELL, YES. ( Mike )
BUT, WE DON’T KNOW IF
IT WILL TOTALLY STOP ‘EM. WE’RE GAMBLING ANYWAY,
AREN’T WE ? YEAH, WHAT WE’VE
BEEN DOING IS GAMBLING. ( man )
IT’S YOUR DECISION. I DON’T KNOW,
GIVE IT A SHOT, IT’S THE ONLY THING
WE HAVEN’T TRIED YET. O.K. ( Mike )
THAT’S THE SUMMER
ME AND KRYSTLE WORKED WITH HIM, TO GET HIM TO WALK. UH-HUH. ( Mike )
AND, HE WAS JUST CRAWLING AND
STARTING TO SIT UP LIKE THAT, AND THEN HE STARTED
STANDING UP AND WALKIN’, AND THAT’S WHERE HE’S GETTIN’
A LITTLE HELP FROM KRYSTLE. THREE SHORT YEARS AGO. ( Andi )
OH ! ( Andi )
SO HE WOULD’VE
BEEN FIVE. YEAH. OKAY, THAT’S
RIGHT A I LEFT DR. RUBI, AND THEY TOLD ME
HE HAD A RARE BRAIN DISEASE, AND HE STARTED
TO GET VERY SICK. YEAH ? AND, TIME TO SMILE. ( Mike )
AND, THAT WAS JUST, THREE MONTHS AGO. HE’S A BEAUTIFUL CHILD. YES, HE IS. WITH A LOT OF
COMPLEX PROBLEMS. ( Andi )
YEAH, BUT BEAUTIFUL. ( man )
‘MORNING. CAN YOU WAKE HIM UP ? CAN YOU WAKE UP, A LITTLE ? HE’S REALLY SLEEPY. YEAH, THAT’S THE
WAY HE’S BEEN SINCE– SINCE WE STARTED
THE PHENOBARB ? YEAH. I’M GONNA SHINE A LIGHT
IN YOUR EYES, MIKE. ( Dr. Ira )
LITTLE MICHAEL IS DYING, IT’S SORT OF A MATTER OF
WHEN AND HOW HE ACTUALLY DIES, RIGHT NOW, DESPITE EVERY ATTEMPT, HE SEEMS TO, BE TENDING TOWARD MORE AND MORE
FREQUENT SEIZURES. SORRY, BOY. ( Ira )
THE DEGENERATION THAT’S
GOING ON IN HIS BRAIN, IS, IF ANYTHING,
ACCELERATING. OTHER SIDE. IN A SENSE WHAT
WE’RE DOING HERE, IS TRYING TO ORCHESTRATE, A PASSING, SO THAT HE DOESN’T DIE… SEIZING… ( Ira )
SO THAT HE DIES THAT IS ACCEPTABLE
TO THE FAMILY. THERE YOU GO. ( music plays ) ♪ I DON’T WANNA HEAR ABOUT IT ♪ ♪ IT’S A SHAME I’VE GOT
TO LIVE WITHOUT YA ♪ ♪♪ ANYMORE ♪ ♪ THERE’S A FIRE IN MY HEART ♪ ♪ A POUNDING IN MY BRAIN ♪ ♪ IT’S DRIVING ME CRAZY ♪♪ ♪ DON’T SAY “GOODBYE” ♪ ♪ SAY YOUR GONNA STAY FOREVER ♪ ♪ WHOA WHOA,
ALL THE WAY ♪ ♪ CAN YOU TAKE ME HIGH ENOUGH ♪ ♪♪ CAN YOU TAKE ME HIGH ENOUGH♪ ♪ IF TIME WERE OVER ♪ ♪ YESTERDAY’S A MEMORY ♪ ♪ YESTERDAY’S A MEMORY ♪♪ THEY SAY THERE’S NO BRAIN
IN THAT CHILD, BUT, THERE IS, SOMETHING SO PROFOUN. I HEARD THAT
FROM EVERYBODY. THIS IS A VEY
SPECIAL CASE. SO, WHAT DOES THE FATHER DO
DURING ALL OF THIS ? OH, CHAR… HE TURNS HIM SO THAT HE
DOESN’T ASK FOR AID, AND HE PETS HIM
AND LOVES HIM, AND TALKS TO HIM, AND AT THE SAME TIME
HE LOGS DOWN EVERY SEIZURE. SO, HE HAS, SORT OF LIKE, POSITIVE, DUTIES AND TASKS, SO THAT
HE FEELS EMPOWERED, IN CARING FOR
HIS SON ? OH, IT’S CONSTANT. YEAH, WELL HE IS,
HE’S THE ONE CALLING THE SHOTS, AND HAS BEEN, YOU KNOW,
FROM THE BEGINNING. WHAT ABOUT KRYSTLE,
THE DAUGHTER ? I KNOW THAT SHE HAD
THE FIRST LOSS OF HER MOTHER, NO LONGER
BEING AT HOME, IS SHE PREPARING,
DO YOU THINK, THAT NOW SOMEONE ELSE
MAY BE LEAVING HER, SOMEONE SHE
CARES ABOUT ? WELL, YOU KNOW I ASK
VICKY TO GO IN AND SEE HER, BECAUSE, HOW DO YOU KNOW
WHAT’S GOING ON, IN THE HEAD, AND THE HEART OF A CHILD, WHEN IT COMES TO GRIEF,
YOU KNOW, I DON’T THINK MOST OF US
KNOW HOW TO INTERPRET IT. RIGHT, RIGHT. AND, IT’S
MY UNDERSTANDING, WHEN A KID
LOSES A PARENT, BY ABANDONMENT, IN THEIR MIND
IT’S THE SAME AS DEATH. YOU KNOW, SO, HOW SHE SEES, HER LITTLE BROTHER DYING… I DON’T KNOW. ( Ira )
ARE YOU NERVOUS
TO GO AROUND MICHAEL ? YEAH. OKAY, WHY ? UMM… I D NOW. ( Ira )
DOES HE SCARE YOU
TO BE AROUND HIM ? MM-HMM. OKAY, WHY ? WHY DOES
HE SCARE YOU ? HE SEIZURES. OKAY, DO YOU FEEL SORRY
FOR YOUR BROTHER ? YEAH. WHY ? UMM, THAT HE’S ALWAYS
ON THAT COUCH, AND… THAT HE CAN’T
WALK AND TALK… HE CAME OUT
DIFFERENT THAN ME. EVERY HOUR
OF EVERY DAY IS– IS MICHAEL GONNA DIE
IS MICHAEL GONNA LIVE ? AND THAT’S WHAT KRYSTLE’S
GOIN’ THROUGH, TOO. ( Mike ) NKIN’, WHILE I’M UP WITH MICHAEL, WHERE MY LIFE’S GOIN’,
WHERE KRYSTLE’S LIFE’S GOIN’. ( Mike )
HI, TIGER… DID YOU HEAR ME
TALKING ABOUT YA ? DID YOU HEAR ME
TALKING ABOUT YOU ? YOU GOT SOME
BIG BRIGHT EYES NOW. ( Mike )
ME, I DIDN’T WANT TO
DEAL WITH DEATH, IT SCARED ME, BUT, NOW, WITH HOSPICE IN HERE, HELPING ME THROUGH THIS, I CAN DEAL WITH IT. WE, IN HOSPICE, I THINK, THIS IS AN IMPORTANT
TIME OF LIVING, AND THERE’S A LOT OF
IMPORTANT STUFF THAT HAPPENS, N I BECAUSE, MAN IF YOU’RE IN PAN
THAT’S ALL THERE IS, IF YOU’RE VOMITING,
THAT’S ALL THERE IS, BUT, THOSE THINGS
CAN BE CONTROLLED, THAT’S NOT
ROCKET SCIENCE, WE HAVE PLENTY
OF MEDICAL POWER, TO CONTROL
PHYSICAL DISTRES, AND, ONCE YOU DO THAT, IT IS OBVIOUS IF YOU
DON’T HAVE BLINDERS ON, THAT ONCE YOU DO THAT
THERE IS OPPORTUNITIES, IN THE PERSONAL SPHERE
FOR THE PERSON, AND THE FAMILY
THAT HAPPENS. WE’RE TRYING
TO COUNTER, TWO GENERATIONS OF PEOPLE, WHO HAVE ASSOCIATED, DYING WITH SUFFERING, BY SAYING, SUFFERING
CAN BE CONTROLLED, BUT NOTICE,
WHEN SUFFERING’S CONTROLLED, THIS PART OF LIVING THAT WE
CALL DYING OR THE END OF LIF, ISN’T SO HORRIBLE, IT’S POIGNANT,
IT’S ALWAYS SAD, BUT, IT’S NOT HORRIBLE, THAT’S AN ARTIFACT, OF OUR MODERN MISTREATMENT
OF THE DYING. I’M HAVING GOOD DAYS
AND BAD DAYS. I’M NOT SURE
IF IT’S THE WEATHER, OR WHAT IT IS, BUT, I FEEL BETTER
I FEEL BETTER ABOUT MYSELF, I’M NOT AS DEPRESSED. I FEEL THAT
PEOPLE CARE ABOUT ME, SO, I DON’T FEEL ALONE,
IN OTHER WORDS. ( Ann )
THE FIRST TIME I CAE
YOU TOLD ME, THAT YOU WERE HOPING
TO COMPLETELY RECOVER? YES, AND I STILL
FEEL THE SAME WAY. YOU FEEL THAT
THAT’S HAPPENING ? OH, YEAH, I FEEL JUST AS GOOD
ABOUT THAT. HOW ABOUT YOUR SON, HOW’S HE DOING NOW WITH
THE IDEA OF YOU BEING SICK ? HE GOES TO
CHURCH CONSTANTLY, AND, HE PRAYS, HE’S LOOKIN’
FOR A MIRACLE, AND HE WON’T LOOK
ANY OTHER WAY. DOES HE EVER TALK ABOUT
WHAT WOULD HAPPEN, IF YOU CONTINUE
TO GET SICK ? WELL, HE DON’T WANNA
TALK ABOUT IT. HE DOESN’T TALK
ABOUT IT AT ALL, O.K. NO, HE DON’T. HE DON’T EVEN WANT ME
TO THINK ABOUT IT. DOES THAT MAKE IT
HARD FOR YOU ? UMM… NO, ‘CAUSE SOMETIMES, HE NEEDS TO GET
ME BACK ON TRACK, ‘CAUSE SOMETIMES I MIGHT BE
THROWING A “PITY PARTY”, ON TRACK. AND, YOUR DAUGHTER WAS
TRANSFERRED FROM THE ARMY ? FROM THE MARINES. DOES SHE TALK ABOUT
YOUR SICKNESS ? IN THE BEGINNING
SHE WAS VERY UPSET, BUT… SEEING MY FACE
AND MY SON’S FACE, SHE HAS GONE
TO BELIEVE IN HERSELF. ? WHERE IS SHE?
OH, THERE. HI, HAZEL. WHAT DID YOU THINK WHEN
YOU HEARD THE DOCTORS
SAY IT WAS CANCER ? OH, GOSH, I REALLY DON’T KNOW, I JUST COULDN’T
BELIEVE IT. AND THEN, BECAUSE
SHE HAD WORKED EVERYDAY, UP UNTIL THAT DAY, AND, ALL OF A SUDDEN WHERE DID SHE
GET IT FROM, YOU KNOW ? THE LAST TWO YEARS
SHE SAID SHE HAD AN X-RAY, AND EVERYTHING
WAS NEGATIVE. JUST THE WAY THEY
WANTED THE LUNGS TO BE. BUT, NOW THERE IS,
THIS IS IT, I CAN’T BELIEVE IT,
I’M IN THE MEDICAL FIELD. YES, I KNOW. I HAD TO DO PATIENT CARE
AND LOVING CARE, AND, MOTHER’S CARE, I HAD TO BE 3 OR 4
PEOPLES IN ONE. EVERYBODY PITCHES IN
AND HELPS, THEY ALL HELP, I JUST LOVE ‘EM, I JUST
LOVE MY FAMILY FOR THAT. SHE BEEN THERE FOR EVERYBODY,
LIKE OUR FATHERS, THEY ALL LEFT US, SHE STILL
HUNG IN THERE, SHE NEVER LEFT US
LIKE THEY DID, SO, IF THERE WAS AN EXAMPLE TO
FOLLOW FOR ANYBODY, ON HOW TO BE A MOTHER
AND A FATHER, IT WOULD BE
ANNA TURNER. THE DOCTORS
BASICALLY
WROTE HER OFF, AS FAR AS
SHE HAS…
MONTHS TO LIVE, YOU KNOW, THERE’S LIKE
NOTHING THEY CAN DO, THERE’S NOTHING
THEY WERE TRYING ANYMORE, TO HELP HER,
BECAUSE FOR THEM, MEDICALLY SPEAKING, THERE WAS
NOTHING ELSE TO DO. SO, WE JUST PRAYED, AND SHE HAS
MADE GREAT PROGRESS. A LOT PEOPLE WE KNOW STILL
DON’T THINK SHE GONNA MAKE IT, AND, IT’S LIKE HARD,
BECAUSE YOU KNOW, IT, AND WE’RE TRYING
TO BELIEVE THAT, AND YOU GOT THESE PEOPLE,
YOU KNOW, PLANNING FOR HER FUTURE,
LIKE YOUR WILL, AND BRING STUFF TO HER, AND THEY BRING THAT
DOUBTING SPIRIT. JUST HOLDING ON
TO THAT FAITH, STILL STANDING
ON GOD’S WORD, WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN, DOWN THE ROAD ? ME, I DON’T THINK
I’M GONNA BE HERE, FOREVER. YOU’RE NOT ? NO, I DON’T THINK
I’M GOING TO… I DON’T THINK
I’M GOING TO DIE, NOT NOW. “NOT NOW” ? DO YOU HAVE A SENSE
WHEN YOUR GO AN OLD LADY. “AN OLD LADY.” OLD. WHAT WOULD “OLD” BE ? 70, 80. WHAT HAPPENS IF
YOU DON’T GET BETTER ? I DON’T HAVE
NO CHOICE ABOUT THAT. YEAH, IS THAT DIFFICUL
TO HEAR ? THAT SIDE ? NO… NO, I’M NOT AFRAID. YOU’RE NOT AFRAID
OF DYING ? NO, I’M NOT AFRAID. I JUST DON’T BELIEVE, THAT I’M
GOING TO RIGHT NOW. THERE’S WORK HERE
THAT HE WANTS ME TO DO. WHAT’S SOME OF THE WORK THAT
YOU FEEL HE WANTS YOU TO DO ? WELL, HELP OTHERS, BE A MINISTER, I BELIEVE HE WANTS ME
TO BE A MINISTER. ♪ YOU LOVE ME ♪ ♪ WE’RE A HAPPY FAMILY ♪ OH, MY GOODNESS DON’T YOU
LOOK WONDERFUL ? HOW ARE YOU ? I’M DOIN’ O.K. I WASN’T FEELING SO GOOD
YESTERDAY, BUT, I FEEL– WHAT HAPPENED ? I FEEL A LITTLE
BETTER TODAY. EMOTIONALLY,
WHERE ARE YOU NOW ? WHEN I DON’T HAVE
ALL GOOD DAYS… I GOT A LITTLE
DEPRESSED YESTERDAY. ANNA, IT’S UNREALISTIC, TO EXPECT TO HAE
ALL GOOD DAYS. I KNOW, EVEN WHEN I WAS WELL
I DIDN’T HAVE GOOD DAYS ! RIGHT ! YOU CAN ASK RUBY
OR SOMEBODY TO CALL US, ME, THE SOCIAL WORKER, JEFF. YEAH. BECAUSE, MAYBE
IT WOULD HELP YOU, IF YOU WERE ABLE
TO SPEAK TO ONE OF US. I HONESTLY DIDN’T
THINK ABOUT IT. I DIDN’T THINK OF, MY FEELING DOWN, AS BEING AN EMERGENCY, BECAUSE, I DIDN’T EVEN
THINK OF IT. WELL, WE’RE CARING
FOR THE TOTAL YOU. YEAH, I’LL KEEP
THAT IN MIND. O.K. I’LL KEEP THAT IN MIND. YOUR NAILS LOOK PRETT. YOU REALLY MUST BE
FEELING GOOD, BECAUSE YOUR BACK TO GETTING
YOUR NAILS DONE REGULARLY. YEAH ! VANITY DOES NOT
TAKE A VACATION ! OKAY ! WELL, I’M 62 YEARS OLD, I’M EXTREMELY ATHLETI, I WENT SKINDIVING MAYBE
A COUPLE TIMES A WEEK, AND BACKPACKING
IN THE FALL. WHAT DID YOU
USED TO DO FOR WORK ? I WAS A FIREFIGHTER
IN SAN FRANCISCO. YOU’VE LOST A LOT
OF YOUR CAPACITY, AND YOUR ABILITY, THAT MUST BE
A VERY TOUGH THING. WHAT RUNS THROUGH
YOUR MIND, WHEN YOU’RE
LYING HERE AT NIGHT. I’M SCARED. WHAT ARE YOU
SCARED OF ? ANY– PROBABLY THE UNKNOW. MM-HMM. WAS IT ALWAYS SO EASY FOR YOU,
TO TALK ABOUT HOW YOU FEEL ? NO. HOW IS THAT ? WELL, I WAS RAISED
BY A VERY STRICT MOTHER, WHO WAS AN OLD GERMAN, AND SHE BELIEVES
IN “BITING A BULLET”… AND DRAG YOUR LEGS BEHIND YOU
AND THAT KIND OF STUFF. AND YOU WERE ALWAYS
LIKE THAT, TOO ? SO WHAT’S
DIFFERENT NOW ? WHAT REALLY GETS TO ME
IS THE PEOPLE THAT WORK HERE. EVERYBODY
HAS COMPASSION, AND IF I WANNA CRY
THEY JUST SAY GO AHEAD AND CRY. AND THAT’S SOMETHING
I NEVER ENCOUNTERED BEFORE, IT’S TOO BAD
IT TAKES THIS, TO GET TO IT. HAVE YOU HAD
ANY THOUGHTS ABOUT, WHAT HAPPENS
WHEN YOU DIE ? THINK
UGH ? I’VE SEEN LOTS OF PEOPLE DIE
AS A FIREFIGHTER. WHAT WAS– CHILDREN, AND
THINGS LIKE THAT, WHICH IS
VERY TRAUMATIC. CAN YOU
TALK ABOUT IT ? IT WAS… CHRISTMAS TIME… AND WE HAD
A PRETTY GOOD FIRE, AND I WENT
INTO THE ROOM, AND I FOUND
TWO LITTLE KIDS, IN BED… SO, IT’S HARD, WHEN YOU
TRY YOUR BEST, AND YOU STILL
CAN’T SAVE ‘EM. I THINK HE’S REALLY GOING
THROUGH THIS IN A CONSCIOUS WAY, HE TOLD ME
THE OTHER DAY, HE HASN’T CRIED
IN 50 YEARS, UNTIL THE LAST
COUPLE OF WEEKS. PATIE
FINA IT THAT THEY ARE GONNA DIE,
IT’S TERRIBLE, BUT, YOU HAVE TO
WATCH FOR THAT POINT, BECAUSE THAT’S A TREMENDOUS,
THAT POINT, IS A POINT OF POSSIBILITY, AND, IT’S A DOORWAY, DESPAIR, TOTAL DESPAIR, AND LETTING GO LIKE THAT, IS A MAJOR DOORWAY THROUGH, TO A NEW PLACE
FOR THAT PERSON, WHERE ONCE THEY F■LL APART
THEY HAVE A CHANCE, MAYBE, TO PUT THINGS BACK TOGETHER
IN A DIFFERENT WAY. I THINK THAT THERE ARE
DEATHS WAY BEFORE, THE DIAGNOSIS OF A DISEASE
OR PATHOLOGY. THERE MAY BE
DEATHS OF IDENTITY, DEATHS OF EGO, AND IF PEOPLE REALLY
TIME, GRAPPLING WITH THAT,
WITH RULES THAT WORK, REALISTICALLY FOR THEM, THEY ARE DEVOID
AND THEY ARE IN CHAOS, AND, THEY PROBABLY
WILL SUCCUMB TO IT, AND NOT SURVIVE. THERE’S A POEM, “THE WAY OF LOVE
IS NOT A SUBTLE ARGUMENT. “THE DOOR THERE
IS DEVASTATION… “BIRDS MAKE GREAT SKY CIRCLES
OF THEIR FREEDOM, “BUT, HOW DO
THEY LEARN IT ? THEY FALL AND IN FALLING
THEY’RE GIVEN WINGS.” ( Mike )
HI, HOW YOU DOING ? SO PEACEFUL. A LITTLE CHRIST CHILD, ASLEEP ON THE HAY. ( Mike )
I USED TO BE
IOUS RENEGADE, DOIN’ ALL KINDS OF STUFF, AND MICHAEL WENT INTO
HIS MAJOR PROBLEMS, I JUST MADE, KIND OF LIKE, A 100% TURN-AROUND, THAT I KNEW A HAD
A RESPONSIBILITY HERE, OF TWO KIDS THAT
I HAD TO TAKE CARE OF, I KNEW WHEN ME AND MY EX, I WANTED TO
BE WITH THE KIDS, AND… SHE WANTED
A DIFFERENT LIFE, ‘CAUSE I WAS
WORKING AS A CUSTODIAN, AND, I WAS GONE
MOST OF THE NIGH, AND,
AFTER AND SHE FELT
THAT SHE WAS, TAKING CARE OF THE KIDS
ALL BY HERSELF, NT LIFE, AND, IT’S BEEN THAT WAY, FOR ABOUT 3½ YEARS NOW, AND, FROM
WHAT I UNDERSTAND SHE WANTS
THE PHONE NUMBER TO HER, SO, SHE CAN
SEE HOW MICHAEL’S DOING, AND, THE LAST TIME SHE
EVEN WANTED TO SEE HIM WAS, BACK IN JULY. ( Ann )
HOW DO YOU GET THROUGH
THE TOUGH DAYS ? LAST WEEK WHEN I WAS HERE,
YOU WERE WORRIED, L,
OF BAD DAYS. I’M TAKING IT ONE DAY AT A TIME
AND I’M PRAYIN’, AND I’M SAYING, “LORD,
THANK YOU FOR MY HEALIN, THANK YOU FOR HEALING ME”, I TRY TO SAY THAT EVERYDAY, EVEN THOUGH
I DON’T FEEL WEL, I TRY TO PRA YOU KNOW S TO GIVE GOD THE PRAISE, REGARDLESS F
HOW I FEEL. WELL IF I MIGHT
SAY SOMETHING HERE, FOR YOUR HEALING, YOU’RE NO LONGER OPERATING, WITH JUST
THE HUMAN WISDOM, YOU’RE OPERATING WITH
THE INFINITESIMAL WISDOM OF GOD, HIS WORD,
DIVINE PROVIDENCE, SO, AUTOMATICALLY,
YOU MOVE INTO ANOTHER REALM, WHICH IS THE REALM OF FAITH,
WHERE GOD OPERATES, AND IT IS VIA FAITH, THAT YOU WILL BE
ABLE TO OVERCOME, ANY PROBLEM. ( Bishop )
IN MY CASE, I TELL YOU, I HAD AN EXPERIENCE
THIS PAST YEAR, I WAS OPERATED ON
FOR CANCER OF THE COLON. TO PRAY FOR OTHER PEOPLE
ALL THESE MANY YEARS, I USED MY BIBLE, I KEPT ON SAYING, “I SHALL NOT DIE, BUT, LIVE, “FOR GOD HAS NOT “THIS IS THE DAY
THAT THE LORD HAS MADE, I SHALL REJOICE IN HIM”, AND I SAID THAT UNTIL
HE GOT INTO MY SPIRIT. . ( Ann )
ALRIGHT, YOU RECOVERED ? ( Bishop )
YES. AND, YOU’RE BACK, MANY PATIENTS
DON’T HAVE THAT EXPERIENCE. IS THERE AN ANSWER
TO THE WAY THEY PRAY ? ( Bishop )
YES, YES, WHEN SOMEONE ASKED THEM,
“HOW DO YOU FEEL, DO YOU BELIEVE GOD
IS HEALING YOU NOW ?” AND THEY SAY,
“I HOPE SO.” ONCE YOU CHANGE GEARS
AND SAY YOU “HOPE SO”, YOU’VE ACTUALLY BECOME WHAT
THE BIBLE CALLS “DOUBLE-MINDED”, AND, WHEN YOU DO THAT, THEN IT NULLIFIES
YOUR PRAYER. WE MUST DIE ! BUT, WHILE WE’RE HER, HEY, LET’S HAVE
A GOOD TIME PRAISING GOD ! ( Anna )
SING AND DANCE
FOR THE LORD ! ( Bishop )
LISTEN, BEFORE I GO
I WANNA PRAY, AND, WE SAY IN ADVANCE, THANK YOU FOR HEALIN, SISTER TURNER FROM THE CROWN
OF HER HEAD, TO THE SOLES OF HER FEE, IN JESUS’ NAME WE PRAY. AMEN. ( Anna )
AMEN ! HALLELUJAH ! SHE HAS A STRONG FAITH, THAT SUPPORTS HER
IN HER SICKNESS, AND DEALING WITH THE DAYS, WHEN SHE’S NOT FEELING WELL.

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    Sandy Anderson

    Aseracare hospice was a nightmare and finally got a fantastic one called Pathways to compassion. The ratings seem to be rigged as I could not leave a bad review for aseracare even though they were horrible. Pathways to compassion was the absolute perfect hospices in every way and I'm having problems leaving a good review for them. They have a one-star rating that is completely false! I would not trust these reviews entirely. I can personally vouch that Pathways to compassion is the best hospice out there. I am not related to them in anyway. They took care of my mother after aseracare tried to kill her. They were absolutely wonderful in every way. You cannot go wrong with Pathways to compassion.

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    Sis Cutliff

    I wonder how the family is doing today. Especially Michael’s sister after twenty years. God bless them all

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    Dorothy Pierre

    This is an excellent view of how different people cope with terminal illness, and I applaud young Michael's dad for being so involved in his son's care and making sure he's as comfortable as possible. The scenes with Anna, her family, and her pastor were especially uncomfortable to watch because I personally know people who think like that. Even the hospice chaplain and the social workers are low-key disturbed by their delusions, but they don't want to challenge her beliefs because they respect her strong (yet naive) faith. They're so afraid of death that they don't even want to think about it (the same type of people who struggle with medical, funeral, and legal decisions because they refused to prepare) and think that prayer works like getting a wish granted instead of using it to work towards acceptance and spiritual peace. God answers our prayers, but sometimes his answer is no. A lot of people don't get that.

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    Jeanie Coudriet

    The little Michael boy just kills me! I watched this when it first came out! I would love an update on this family! I hope the mother was able to have some sort of relationship with her daughter! That father took great care of his kids! I hope they are doing well now!

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    Liberty Hussein

    Mercy me. When Michael’s sister was singing to him my heart broke. So tragic and so beautiful.

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    Andrea Gaye Scott Westfall

    OMG I CANT!!!! When I saw the boy suffering I fell apart!!! May GOD BLESS them all and hold them tightly in his arms forever!!! IN JESUS NAME WE PRAY, AMEN!!!

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    Andrea Gaye Scott Westfall

    Give them the meds to allow their bodies to go to sleep forever…letting their spirits come out of their bodies and be free of all pain and sickness and let them fly freely to our Lord and Creator!!! MAY GOD BE WITH THEM ALWAYS!!!

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    Toots Toots

    I know this film was a few years back! But it was very difficult watching that poor boy going through a seizure purely (it seemed) because of the torch shone in his eyes!?! 🙁😕

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    Brian Glass

    I think there's a special place in Heaven for the Hospice workers. I can't imagine the strength and personal commitment that it takes to do that job.

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    Rainbow Writer

    A large dose of phenobarbital? Is Ira a medical professional? Im all for letting people die with dignity but when it comes to a child, that must be a horrific decision

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    kenneth brown

    i work with ppl who need at home help(Alzheimer's, brain injuries) …seeing this young boy suffer does not make me shy away..it makes me want to do as much as i can, as much help and caring as i can to help any way i can…this is the worst, emotional, and saddest thing in life…i'm happy there are ppl who have so much empathy they can do this work and make the unimaginable hurt, stress and sadness even a little bit easier…i cry and pray for them every day.

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    Tommy Roche

    Can I ask a serious question of any hospice carers watching this video ? At just after 28:00 , the preacher is telling the lady about his own battle with cancer and pretty much saying that prayer healed him. How do hospice carers deal with the aftermath of this type of thing ? They know that there is no miracle coming for the patient. As the patient comes closer to death do they ever start believing that they must somehow have let God down, or that they are not praying hard enough ? I guess some religious deal with their coming death by believing that something better is coming afterwards, but I'm thinking more of those who believe in God and have been led to believe that he has healing power and will heal them if they praise him enough.

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    T DRIT

    I think it's important for family members to have faith but there is a time to face reality. The Turner family is not being realistic. Anna is in hospice for God's sake. I'd be getting Anna's affairs in order. The children don't want to accept it. I think it's better to plan while the loved one is still here and not when they're gone. It's too hard.

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    Dr Frankenstein

    I disagree, dying of a loved one will never be easy. We can and will, never accept seeing our loved ones in pain, discomfort, confused etc. I personally believe that if we can put our beloved pets out of their misery, we should then be able to do the same for our nearest and dearest. It breaks my heart to watch this video. I’ve watched the demise of several friends and relatives. Knowing they are in pain and inevitably will die hurts one to the depths of despair.

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    I remember the day i brought my mom to my home her last years. So many beautiful memories made. The day she was put on hospice in my home my heart broke. To know my mom felt no pain was s relief and comfort.My mom died in my arms in 2011 and i still cry. I am so thankful for hospice.

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    Bee Villa

    What is the point of asking these poor people these questions? Don't they think they have enough to deal with? Don't they know these people know they're dying? I'm sure good moods and days are few and far between; don't take that from them!!

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    c.a. greene

    Most of us die instantly and without warning.
    Getting a diagnosis of terminal illness gives each person time to say sorry, mend broken bridges, be the bigger person and even get right with God and have a good death! Dying well is easier when you have had time to get your ducks in a row!
    Also being able to help your loved ones accept your dead and help you die well, without stress and fear! Its just the next leg of the journey of life! Why we fear death when its inevitable, we can't avoid it, no àmount of money can pass that cup from our lips, we all drink from the cup of life and death. If you die with fearin your heart you will experience hell, if you die free of pain and sorrow you find heaven, its made by our choices

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    missy lynne

    watching then hearing little michaels sister play music then she started singing… I don't want to live without you anymore … Made me start crying…

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    Kathryn Harris

    Love what the doctor talks about the end of life being an important time of living and that we can and have a DUTY to control physical suffering!!❤️

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    Ah man, the little girl singing to her brother… Yep that got tears rolling down this old face of mine, just Heartbreaking. She was so brave, bless her… You can tell how hard it was for her, but she tried to be brave for everyone, an amazing little girl, braver than many adults. So pleased that #Hospice exists they do a difficult job, in a caring and compassionate way. #RIP all that left too soon ✝️

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    You know I think it's sad when people refuse to understand they're going to die because if they pray to God enough he'll let them live and the doctors don't know what they're talking about!!… That's really really sad, as it stops that person coming to terms with they're eventual passing, and importantly it stops them saying the final goodbyes and important messages they want to give to loved ones. Yes have hope / faith, but it's important to be realistic too, also I think this kind of denial makes it harder for relatives left behind, as again there could be guilt about what they didnt get to say or do with the person who passed, which may be if they went with the facts, as hard as that is, maybe it could have been calmer process. There's no right or wrong, I just think that kind of denial isn't helpful. #Hospice do a great job ✝️ #RIP To All who left too soon.

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    Niklas Enblom

    Last year, my dear uncle died of an aggressive melanoma. This was in my native country of Sweden. One day, he was out changing tires on his car. He had been sleeping a lot and could not understand why. The next day, he woke up in terrible pain and his wife, my aunt, rushed him to Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. There, they ran a lot of tests and scans over a period of a few days. Unfortunately, there was nothing they could do for him. He went home about a week later and, about a month or so after that, he passed away peacefully in his sleep. He had two major wishes when he died. He did not want to die in a nursing home. That wish came true. He wanted to see his 80th birthday. Unfortunately, he died at age 79. I felt really close to him and I still miss him a lot. I was born in Sweden but grew up in the United States. We go back every year to visit family.

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    tewy dora

    Why would you ask a patient how he feels about dying! Is it some kind of psychological preparedness for the patients or what? Docs, what's wrong with you?

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    Renee Sotelo

    Mom walks out on her daughter and dying son then wants to poke at dad in the end,oh we wouldn't let me see him nobody would help me.NO1 HELPED U LEAVE HIM EATHER! no sympathy for her sorry

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    The day my mother died at 56 years old, us 4 adult children along with my dad and grandmother were with her. That was the only time that I ever remember my dad crying.

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    Ana Gonzales

    This little girl was an amazing, incredible, beautiful sister to her dying brother. Perfect child – May God Bless Her and her Family

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    Cindy Halpern

    Some denial here.
    I don't think that's good.
    But we all cope differently.
    I felt better knowing the truth with my family.

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    Keven A

    My heart just broke….human should never have to suffer like that. God bless you and rest your beautiful souls.

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    NEVER LET THEM VACCINATE YOUR CHILD. ALL DESEASES ARE MANMADE RESEARCH VACCINE INGREDIENTS! NOW THERE SAYING EVERY 1 IN 2 PEOPLE GOING TO GET CANCER!!! HOW DO THEY KNOW THAT!!!! THEY KNOW BECAUSE THEY ARE MURDERING US ALL MAKING US ALL SICK FROM BIRTH TILL DEATH!! CANCER IS THE PHARMACUTICALS BREAD AND BUTTER AND THERE THE ONES POISONING OUR KIDS VACCINES FOR GODS SAKE WAKE UP BEFORE YOUR IN A VIDIO LIKE THIS! THERE POISONING OUR AIR WATER FOOD AND VACCINES RESEARCH AGENDA 21!!!! LOOK AT THE NASA WAR DOCUMENT ON DEPOPULATION AGENDA AND HOW ITS ALL READY UP AND RUNNING!! I CAN'T BELIEVE WITH 100% PROOF OUT THERE YOU PEOPLE STILL LET THEM VACCINATE YOUR PRECIOUS BABY'S ITS SICKENING THAT PEOPLE DON'T RESEARCH THE SHIT THESE EVIL BASTARDS ARE DOING TO VACCINES! THE FLU SHOT HAS MAHALTHIDE IN IT!! THEY PUT THAT IN DEAD PEOPLE… IT TURNS THEM TO STONE!!! ITS ALSO GOT MERCURY IN IT!! RESEARCH THOSE 2 INGREDIENTS AND SEE HOW DEADLY THEY ARE!!! GOD HELP OUR CHILDREN THERE ALL GOING TO BE SO DAMAGED THEY WON'T BE ABLE TO HAVE THERE OWN CHILDREN!!!!! THINK DEPOPULATION AGENDA!!!! PLEASE WAKE THE HELL UP!!!! CANNABIS OIL CURES CANCER EVEN IN STAGE 4!!! THEY KNOW THIS!!! THEY'VE ALWAYS KNOWN IT!!! THATS WHY THEY MADE IT AN ILLEGAL DRUG!!! ITS A GOD DAMM PLANT GOD PUT ON THIS EARTH TO HEAL US OF DESEASES!!!! CHEMO BURST OPEN THE TUMOUR AND SPREADS THOSE CANCERS ALL OVER YOUR BODY!!! AND THEY KNOW THIS!!!! CANCER IS A FUNGUS NOT A CELL PROBLEM!!! SAVE YOURSELF GET CANNABIS OIL!!!!!

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    A Sojourner

    Everyone has an appointed time to die. Even The Lord Jesus Christ died. He rose again and through Him we are all given that same precious gift of Eternal Life.

    That doesn't mean Eternal life here on earth. Yes, prayer is important. Asking God for what you need is important. Sometimes we get that miracle and sometimes God decides that He wants you Home now. Being absent from the body is to be present with The Lord.

    There is no "special, magic prayer". There are no "wrong prayers". Prayer is talking to your Dad who loves you very, very much.
    How much? He sent His only Son here to bear all of our sins and be our perfect sacrificial lamb. God loves you all.

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    Stacey Smith

    It's sad when family can't come to terms with what terminal is. It's great to have faith but no amount of prayers is going to change that. It's just important being the now and help the one who is sick deal with what's to come. I've been there. More than once. And false hope is heart breaking.

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    Stacey Smith

    I subbed to your channel. Your uploaded videos are the kinds of videos that I watch normally. Thank you!! You should definitely keep it up. Death is a subject either people avoid or a subject that certain groups of people have strong opinions about. In the end, the people facing the end of their life should be focused on.
    Showtime had a series called "Time of Death's that is absolutely wonderful. It focuses on the people dying and how they feel about it. It follows until they pass on. You can still access it as long as u can access the Showtime channel.
    Of course it is heart breaking to watch but you have to think of it from the view of the terminal people. I think it gave closure, to a point, to those involved in the docu-series.
    ***Those that found this doc compelling should definitely check out Time of Death on Showtime**

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    Helen Cheadle

    When I was 32, married with three young children, we moved back to be near my parents, as they were getting older, it I had no idea that four weeks after moving back, my mother died suddenly from emphysema…she had had it for several years, but the speed it finally took her. Shocked us all. She was 63. Almost 12 months to the day, my father passed away from lung cancer….in the old days you always saw film stars with cigarettes, and they even gave them to people as a cure for asthma at one time. I had no siblings,so at that time, being only 32, and with my youngest child just a year old, I felt literally orphaned, and that feeling has never gone away.
    Now I am older, I have just had a dreadful shock, when my 39yr old son was diagnosed suddenly with aggressive cancer throughout his body.
    They tried radiotherapy, and were gearing up for chemo, when they found a large mass of sepsis behind the tumoir in his right lung.
    He was compos mentos enough to arrange his affairs, and marry his partner, as they had a two year old son together, and thought they would get married “sometime” they were young! Had plenty of time, didn’t they? The answer was no, after finding the sepsis, he was moved to a most
    Wonderful, caring and loving hospice, and finally asked for sedation, as it was getting too hard to breath…his sedation gradually increased, he finally transitioned just seven weeks after his diagnosis. The shock of all this, and the loss of such a wonderful, caring son, husband and father, who will never see his son grow up, and his son won’t remember his daddy, although we are writing as much as we can’t and including film and photos of him to see when he is older.
    I have felt so much that I want to go with him, as out of the three sons, he was always the most thoughtful, face timing me every day, at least once , but more often twice,so now I do t have that, he has left a huge gaping hole in my life, and that of his brothers and father.
    I know in my heart I WILL see him again, when it is my turn to pass, and indeed I have felt his presence several times already, which has been a
    Comfort. I am deeply saddened to see the children in this film, and of course anyone ill, and full of drugs, in a frantic effort to keep them alive…for them? Or for their families? I don’t think, unless a miracle is actually happening,that you can hold back that,which is going to happen, and better to make their loved ones comfortable, and share special time left together, with only drugs to stop the pain,not make them sleep, so you can be, loving, and talking as much as they feel able, making a recording as they talk and share memories ,and interesting things you never knew about , then you can listen to this at any time, and draw comfort from hearing them speaking. It helps a lot later.
    We WILL all have to pass, sometime, and I KNOW, we will all be together again when we cross and meet on the other side, (unless we have done something really bad, and then we may be separated for a while, as we learn from our mistakes!j
    Godbless all the people in this film, and all the people who are watching. God bless you and keep you safe, and healthy, and if it is coming to be your time to cross, rejoice as the Lord has his arms open wide to welcome and hold you tight with his love, and your loved ones on the other side
    Will all be there to meet you…,so please don’t be afraid. It’s the fear of loss which is upsetting and hard for those of us left behind. But I KNOW FOR A FACT that we will all be together again…so try and be as strong as you can…they will only be in another room,out of sight for now, so to speak, and even better, they will no longer be suffering at all ! .
    Love and light HjC 😘❤️❤️💐

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    Esther Getkate

    Michael"s Sister is a Queen,for you darling and you father from the bottom of my hart I sent my love to you from Amsterdam The Netherlands ❤💕🐞🐞🌻🌻🌹🌹 Bless You friendly kissis Esther.

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    Sally Clay

    I retired in Danbury, Ct, in 2006. My younger sister retired in Ridgefield, Ct, in 2014. She worked for NBC, at Rockefeller Center, for over 30 yrs. She was a successful journalist, and was a world traveler. She received the Peabody award, in NY. She started forgetting things immediately, upon retirement. She was diagnosed with Lewy Bodies dementia. Now 5 yrs later, she is wheelchair bound, diapers, spoon fed, and round the clock caregivers, in her home.It is a blessing that she has great insurance from NBC, and can stay in her house. Blessings to the medical staffs across this country, who care for people reaching the end of their lives.

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    Colleen Jeffries

    That precious little girl singing to her brother was priceless. You can tell she loves her brother very much. Dying is so sad….My heart goes out to these people who have lost their loved ones. My husband has terminal cancer right now and I can surely empathize with these people.

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    Niklas Enblom

    I can’t imagine what Michael, his sister and their wonderful father went through. It was so hard to see Mike have that seizure. Thank God for hospice care.

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    Chris Osle

    This film helped me decide that when it's my time to take off, I'd like to home with family and friends. I just want to be comfortable and that's it. If I'm ever diagnosed with cancer, no chemo, radiation, or any of that jazz.

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    LOUISE schlater

    Amazing sister, singing to her brother. She loves her brother. Breaks my heart seeing a child suffering & dying.. RIP Micheal..no more pain sweetheart..🙏🙏❤

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    Nicki nurse

    So ridiculous to make a person feel their faith isnt strong enough if they are dying. We are all going to die…God decides when. This woman needed a pastor to tell her that evenChrist though He asked His father to have the cup passed…cameto realizing not my will but Thy will be done.

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    Le Ann Hobbs

    I FEEL SORRY FOR THE ONES THAT HAVE WORTH IN THEM AND THEY DIE. I FEEL LIKE I'M WORTHLESS AND WILL MORE LIKELY LIVE FOREVER.

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    Rebecca Baugh

    I Thank God for hospice, they go above and beyond for the people who need their care. May GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM.

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    Cpmf Feilberg

    We started 2019 with mom dying. I made sure she knew I love her. I also knew she loved me as well which made me feel a bit better. I miss her a lot.

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    Nancy Norman

    What a sweet little girl who has a big task ~she lost mom and now her brother she is so strong but this is heart breaking at any age but my gosh so much she doesn't understand but a sweet little boy suffering is hard on everyone ~his dad is great to talk to him as he's OK brave family😇😧

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    Reva Walker

    That old lady nurse was amazing when they start pumping you full of medicine every 12 hours you already know what their plan is.

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    Reva Walker

    The black family was stronggggggg. Had my spirit high! Just amazing. Amazing family. Wonderful kids. Positive and happy.

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    Reva Walker

    The white man upset me the 62-year old he act like he had unfinished business he wasn't accepting it. Really sad.

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    Love from Alabama Jenny

    God bless the father.
    He is there for his children. Not sure what happened to Mom. And just wow the Hospice community you have every ounce of my gratitude 🙏🏼 you are living angels. Bless you all.

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    cmfnjaf07

    I just want to go back in time and find these people and hug them all so tight. Especially the little girl Krystle and her dad. I feel bad for all these people, no doubt, but there is something extra for them that is pulling on my heartstrings. I would just tell that dad what a wonderful man he is, even if I only saw him in this film. That's all I needed. It's rare to see a father stick around to be the voice of reason for their children instead of the one to hit the road and not look back. I'd want to hug him and tell him he is a true hero in so many people's eyes, most importantly his children's. I'd want to go back and be the strong woman that little girl needs in her life. Just play with her and talk with her. And the young man who lost his mother as well. I just want to squeeze him tight, take his pain away and tell him everything will be ok.

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    Karen Engelhardt

    When my grandmother died in hospice my aunt was with her. All she said was that she felt cold and that was all, she was dead. No drawn out agony, thankfully.

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    Jane Whitten

    I been. Through this with my. Mom its was the hardest. I had. To do i know. What. The family. Is going through. I am praying for the family. God bless. You all

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    Helena Staab

    Through how many months is this taped? Looking at the black woman in the beginning and then when she passed, time must’ve lapsed.

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    Heather Brookes

    My mother in law was extremely sick, hospice said she wasn't "sick enough for hospice". She had a massive stroke, went into a coma and never came out of it… less then a week after she was denied hospice care.

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