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Leila was diagnosed with malignant cancer, likely originating in left ovary but spread throughout the peritoneum with fluid buildup in the abdomen, also malignant. She had a procedure (paracentesis) to remove fluids, which gave her some comfort. After a short stay in the hospital she moved to Amsterdam Nursing House while I prepared for her return to the apartment under hospice care.
She came home on Monday. I am sorry to say she has been declining at a rapid rate. She has not spoken in three days. She is mostly asleep, taking no food or drink. She is preparing to transition. She told me on numerous occasions while in the nursing home that she was ready. She has had a full life filled with family, friends, fun times and love. My primary goal is to see her pain-free and ease her gently into whatever comes next.