Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Wednesday 3:00 pm
Times have changed a little since 9am. They increased his morphine by double the dosage, and he's been asleep since his state of agitation earlier this morning. We've been told how this is part of the process of dying, and probably from now on he will be asleep 95% of the time; but we are advised to keep talking to him because apparently he can still here us. In an earlier post, I said for visitors to keep coming; with this new information, we're now told to limit the visitors to only family and close friends; sorry. If you haven't seen him yet and really would like to before the end, that's fine as long as its brief and quiet. We aren't expecting any more elaborate responses, guitar playing, singing, or stand up comedy from him anymore. The next step is to eventually go into a drug-induced coma, where he won't be able to respond anymore, but once again will be able to hear us. He's peacefully asleep now, and it looks like it might stay that way for a while.