Can You Tell When Death is Near?

Yes. No. Maybe. While there generally are common changes that take place as death nears, being able to predict the timing is not an exact skill. The most obvious signs will be changes in breathing pattern, and skin changes called mottling. Mottling is due to the heart rate pumping less forcefully to the farther extremities,…

My Favorite Memory

light There is a memory that stands out when I think back on the time of my dad’s death. The evening when we called everyone to his bedside because we thought he was about to pass at any moment. My brother, sisters, mother and I crowded around his bed, and then, spontaneously, the ‘ I…