I have a client. Her name is Jackie. She is dying, but she doesn’t think so. She looks fondly at the mourning dove settled in her nest in the flowerpot hanging over the patio of the board and care home that Jackie now calls home. “I love sitting in the garden” she says. Even as she struggles to breathe and they are taking her out on a gurney to the hospital… she tilts her head up to feel the warm rays of sunshine. She closes her eyes and her entire face is smiling in appreciation of this great gift. Jackie is dying………or is she just really living?
It is a time like this that makes me feel so privileged to be a Care Manager.