Palliative care is no joke. I don't know if there is a god, or gods, or God...but now I sure hope there is. Actually, I just hope there's a heaven.
This is not how a person should die. Nor how a dying person should live. This is just...some sort of protracted surreal hell. I certainly have a better appreciation of the term 'the shadow of death'.
(tiny) Footnote: we did home visits for palliative care today, and one family had a HUMONGOUS husky who reached up to my waist! I didn't know he was there till 20 mins into the visit I felt a wet cold thing (his nose) bump into my arm. Dis dog eez aaaaadorable!
John Donne - death, be not proud