"Working through limbo of hospice care" by: Jessica Shepard

   “We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world - the company of those who have known suffering,” said Helen Keller.
   While not a popular topic and surely not one of light reading, death is a fact of life.
   It touches each of us in its own way and leaves a mark on our life.
   Currently, my family is stuck in that limbo known as hospice care for the past few months and last weekend, it got extra serious.
   My paternal grandmother hangs in the balance between life and death.
As I write this Tuesday, she has a window of nearly 24 hours, but, they expect her to make even less – let alone see the end of the week.
   We have said our goodbyes and visited her as she transitions and still, it’s strange and depressing.
   My grandmother was the youngest of 12 children!

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