October 31

Bernie fell asleep while I was visiting him today . He’d had physical therapy and it tired him out. I tried to read sitting on my walker but it was too awkward. So I moved to a comfortable chair next to the other bed, next to the window.

I read my book till it was 11:40. I decided to leave. I went to Bernie and took his hand. He didn’t wake up. He usually does. I like to say goodbye to him.

So I didn’t shake him or do anything else to wake him up. He slept on. I left the room slowly, looking back at him.

I waited for the elevator, feeling slightly uneasy. It came and I left, feeling relieved. At the desk on the ground floor I signed out. The receptionist, Shannon, was dressed for Halloween. She was dressed  as the principal of Mugwarts Hall. She was going to a party tonight.

I said, Have a good time, and pressed the control for the two sets of doors to open for me and my walker.

It was cold outside.

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One thought on “October 31

  1. Did Sara come over the weekend? Ginia came up with her Andrew on Sunday for 2 nights. Always glad to have company. Wish it were you now but on the other hand you wouldn’t like this time of year to visit. We’re going to Catherine’s on Thanksgiving. In her new home, she is having her family and in-laws. It’s brave but she’s getting help from everyone. What are your plans? j

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