Since we were in Florida less than a week ago, Nat’s health has continued to go deteriorate. In talking to my mom last night, she told me that Nat was no longer eating or drinking, and he now had a catheter for relieving himself.
Things got even worse today, and at 1:00 this afternoon my mom changed his routine. No more therapy, since it was not doing any good, and was causing him a lot of discomfort. There was no reason to get him up and move him into this chair, that chair, and then proceed to poke and prod him.
The new approach to Nat’s stay in the nursing home was to make him comfortable. They gave him morphine for his pain and some fluids to keep him hydrated. There will be no further intervention. It is now just a matter of time.