Saturday, August 28, 2010

Hospice Care

It's with heavy hearts that we are letting all of our friends and family know that we will be starting Hospice for Olivia on Monday. This is the program we have chosen. The last few days she has really perked up and we sometimes question if the timing is right but in the end we think it's better to be prepared. Only God knows her true time line. There is no urgency right now but her breathing at night is very erratic. Her neurologist feels that her disease and constant seizure activity has begun to break down her Cerebrum which is the center of function in the brain. At this point we are not enrolling her in school and we are keeping her home with us. If you would like to visit with Olivia and help keep her entertained (she is mostly confined to her wheelchair now) then give us a call. Please keep Olivia in your thoughts and prayers. Thanks. Kelly


Luann said...

you and all your family are in my thoughts and prayers, especially Olivia!!!Hospice is a hard decision to make,but they are wonderful, caring people, who will help you take care of Olivia, they were really wonderful when they helped us with my Dad.Love to all, Aunt Lu

Anonymous said...

Dear ones...Your family has been in our prayers, and we thank God that there are groups like Hospice that will make things easier for Olivia and also help take some of the burden off you as parents and caregivers. I just wish that we were closer to be able to see all of you and help whenever possible. We will be on the island until the middle of Oct.
Take care,
Love, Aunt Ruth

Courtney Kay said...

Praying for you all

Aunt Gail said...

Dear Kelly and Rick
We are praying for your whole family. We want you to know that we are so proud of you both for all you have done for Olivia. God will be with you and Bless you, he will help you to get thru these hard times. Hospice is such a GREAT program!They will make things easier on your whole family and keep Olivia comfortable. If you need anything just call.
Love Uncle John and Aunt Gail

Serenity said...

Thinking of your family, Kelly. How is Olivia doing now? I'm praying for peace and love to fill your hearts and your days. *hug*

Anonymous said...

Dear Eding Family,

I am so sorry to hear about Olivia. May God surround your family during these times. Please know that I am praying for your family. God's peace to you all.
Jamie Maatman

JJ said...

Dear Eding Family,

Praying for you during this very difficult time.