Midwifing through Death

The last normal selfie of us, taken last December 26, with his oxygen mask briefly off. (Photo credit: author)

My husband had an extremely rapid decline after he left the hospital about 10 days ago.

He couldn’t sleep, so he sat upright in an overstuffed purple chair in the living room. He would doze off for 15 minutes at a time, rarely sleeping longer than that.

He had no appetite and could only eat one or two fruit cups a day. He would try small bowls of what we were eating for dinner and hand it back to…