As with any journey, there are lots of twists and turns along the way. Yesterday our hospice nurse returned to check on Waverly and she was pleased to see improvement. The fluid in Wavey's lungs had gone away. We were given the all clear to begin feeding her again and things were looking up. Then she starting sleeping and slept almost the entire day, but for an hour before bed. She woke up after a long night's sleep and went right back to sleep this morning. Her little body is slowing down. She is now having difficulty with basic body functioning.
I am going to be much less informative in upcoming posts. Matt and I are beginning to feel a sense of pulling back to maintain some privacy and dignity for Waverly. I will still post updates, but with more emotional detail.
"It is a unique and terrible privilege to witness the entire arc of a life, to see it through from its inception to its end. But it is also an opportunity to love without a net, without the future, without the past, but right now." - Emily Rapp