posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 10:35 AM
reply to post by Shana91aus
I'm sorry to hear about your Nonno. Going through something like this is very difficult. I had similar experiences when both of my parents got very
sick at nearly the same time (both were diagnosed with terminal cancers of different types) and ultimately passed away within days of each other. I
mention it because I learned some interesting things while caring for them - especially near the end - that may prove helpful to you.
Have you ever talked with any Hospice nurses about this?
They are an incredible group of people that have seen much of this "twilight" period. And that's exactly what they called it.
Both of my parents went through these periods where they were neither here nor there...so to speak. According to one of the Hospice nurses I became
very close with afterwards, they are actually both here *and* there. A part of them is still here with us, a part of them is in the place that comes
next and a larger part is in a transitional place where they are quietly very busy preparing themselves for what's next and making peace with who and
what they are and the lives that they've lived.
On a final note, none of the Hospice nurses every talked about this or brought it up on their own, but would gladly talk about it when asked.
If you have an opportunity to speak with a Hospice nurse, I highly recommend it. And if you do so, please tell them I said thanks too.
I hope this helps in some small way.