Sunday, Oct., 16th, 2011

More updates on how Cookie is doing:

  • I seem to be losing strength at an alarming  rate.
  • Today after,  losing strength and collapsing, I was unable to “hold it” until the bathroom.
  • If I lay down in bed, I will fall asleep  and not surface  for hours, so I’m looking for company and a distraction (but not all at once).
  • My feet are swelling –  also at an alarming rate.
  • I’m tending to leaving my mouth open all the time and while not on oxygen all the time – probably should be?
  • I don’t know what my O2 stats are, I suppose I could find could out tomorrow from Hospice. My heart rate seems high. I’m not uncomfortable –  just breathing open-mouthed all the time.
  • Pretty sure I could just sleep my life life away…
  • Marti is ravaging the fleece,  I think  we need to give it back  before it’s ruined totally.
  • It takes two hands to move my legs
  • Enjoyed watching an episode of Dr. Who
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11 Responses to Sunday, Oct., 16th, 2011

  1. Carol Duerksen says:

    Dave and Cookie,
    The only thing worse than dying is not living. You are both an inspiriation to many of us in how you have lived your lives, and now Cookie, you are showing us how to transition from one life to another. You have so many thoughts and prayers walking with you.
    love, grace and peace,

  2. rusty and mary lou says:

    Dear Cookie, Dave and Abra,

    Rusty and I are holding you in our prayers, and inviting our community to do the same. Thanks for your awesome efforts to keep in touch and let us in on your life, even when energy is so precious. We love you, Mary Lou

  3. mira says:

    Dearest Cookie & Dave,
    Your love and friendship over the years has meant so very much to me especially when so many moved away when they realised that I belong to a different faith. Your sheer grit and determination over the last year or more since you were diagnosed with cancer have been truly amazing, as has your faith in God. Sitting here I can only keep praying for God to continue to give you strength to cope, and wisdom as you make choices. Most importantly, just remember no matter what happens, God loves you.
    With much love,

  4. Kathleen and Brian says:

    – Contemplation of No Coming and No Going –

    This body is not me.
    I am not limited by this body.
    I am life without boundaries.
    I have never been born,
    And I have never died.

    Look at the ocean and the sky filled with stars,
    Manifestations of my wondrous true mind.

    Since before time, I have been free.
    Birth and death are only doors through which we pass,
    Sacred thresholds on our journey.

    So laugh with me,
    Hold my hand,
    Let us say good-bye,
    Say good-bye, until we meet again.

    We meet today,
    We will meet again tomorrow.
    We will meet at the source of every moment.
    We meet each other in all forms of life.


    With love, from Kathleen & Brian

  5. Charlotte watson says:

    We love you Cookie. We are praying for you and for Dave and Abra so very much. May you all feel God’s loving arms around you and holding you.
    All our love
    Charlotte and Pete xxxx

  6. Judy Crider says:

    Cookie and Dave,
    We love you and continue to pray for you.
    I am enjoying the views and weather twice as much – once for me and once for you.
    Love you,

  7. Laurie Regehr says:

    Cookie – I am working more days than usual right now — the next 3 days require that I leave home about 6 a.m. I want you to know that I am praying for you on my way to work as the sun comes up each of those days. I will pray for the things you asked…and also that you will know what a significant part of my young life you were and how grateful I am that I have known you all these years. I have SO MANY precious memories of our trips to Kansas as we were growing up — and spending time with you was definitely among the highlights! We thought we had the coolest cousins EVER! The choices you have made regarding how you live your life have been and continue to be a tremendous inspiration to me! Your choices will result in you leaving an incredible legacy that will last and that will continue to touch many lives…including mine. You inspire me to live life well. Thank you so much for being the precious person that you are. May God be very evident now — I know He is near. I love you! Cousin Laurie

  8. Carol Wiens says:

    Our prayers are with you many times a day, as you walk this road.

  9. Dana Crider says:

    Our dearest Cookie and Dave, numbers of us here at Woodstock School continue to pray for God’s undergirding strength, for wholeness, for daily awareness of His presence and grace, for peace and for relief from pain, for compassionate nearness of family and friends (especially as we are so far away). We love you both and hold you up to the throne of grace, important as you face each day and challenge.

    All Love,


  10. Kathleen Sherwood says:

    God’s peace be with you! I’m so impressed but your sharing, reaching out and honesty during a time when most would curl up and retreat. I’ve thought ouf you many, many times and want to send love and light your way this Sunday evening. Warm hugs and healing wishes for you. You are a mighty strong woman and an inspiration. Kathleen (Stan Lehman’s wife)

  11. Thinking of you both and praying for you every day….we love you Cookie!

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