He now has cancer in his lungs, liver, spine/bones, and brain.
|Barb, my brother, and me|
We moved him into a lovely hospice on Thursday where they are much better at managing his pain levels and taking care of him. He is resting more and breathing easier. His left side is becoming paralyzed and he is losing his vision.
And I am quilting like a maniac.
I don't have any "busy work" to do now. No meals to make or dishes to do for him, no groceries to buy, no medications to monitor, no appointments to go to, no oxygen tanks to maintain, no bedding to change, and nothing to coordinate. It's a lot of sitting and waiting for those moments when he is awake and lucid, and can have conversation. This is the quilt I am working on while I wait for those moments.
My brother is only 47 and yet has experienced so much suffering in his life. And his boys are just teenagers and love him so much. It really is heart breaking.
What else can I do, but quilt?
Trying to stitch together my broken heart and keep my sanity from unravelling, so that I can help the rest of the family to deal with this tragedy. I don't really even know what the quilting pattern is going to be on this project. Apparently I am stitching arrows in pink thread at the moment...we'll see what happens as the week progresses.
I would love for you to share what you are hand stitching this week. Link up your blog post below. Two posters will be randomly drawn to win one of little "Snowman Gathering" collections of 2.5" charm squares...just for a little extra fun. What are you hand stitching?