Cookie finished the race this morning.
Cookie has been ready for some time. Yesterday evening sister-in-law Colleen, a nurse, told me that she thought Cookie might go during the night. I asked her if she had told Cookie. She hadn’t, so I decided to go ahead and tell her and got a big grin and a thumbs up signal from Cookie. Most of the night she had difficulty breathing; only occasionally was she able to breath smoothly. Then around 7:40 this morning her breathing slowed for a few minutes then stopped, and Cookie got a big smile on her face. She took a couple of more shallow breaths and coughed a bit then she was finished. Earlier in the night I had told her I loved her and she responded, “I know, (smile), I love you too.”
Thank you for all your prayers during Cookie’s illness. She ran the good race and has earned the prize.