February 2, 2012: Something new for Groundhog’s Day

Well, today L got his first tiny dose of morphine. It’s to help increase his energy and it did work so we were both happy about that. On the other hand the fact that we have started on this road is unsettling. Our home care nurse was talking about the difficulty of getting folks to understand the importance of planning such things as healthcare power of attorney, etc. reminded me that I need to start thinking about who will serve in that role (and others) for me once L is gone. I guess in a way I saw a shadow today…

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