Hospice Cat, er, Care

So, it’s come to this.

My latest hospitalization was May 21st to June 16th during which I had a lot of meetings and doctors and tests and treatments.

I left with my defibrillator function turned off (as it once was for many years) and also left on hospice care at home.

What does that mean? Well, for one it means the end of hospital visits. All treatments will be done at home unless an extreme emergency comes up. It means I have new nurses coming and aiding me in new ways and basically just keeping me as comfortable as possible. It means the end of my life.

Some people have seen me say I’m dying for quite some time now and perhaps believe I was lying. Apparently, I was fighting. And my body is losing the battle — quickly. I am deteriorating more and more each day, it seems.

On top of it all, I had to put down my cat Keenan on May 18th, right before I went into the hospital for all this and I couldn’t even be there with him. I had to have a friend take him to the vet and do a video-call with me so I could watch him die.

So… there’s not much else for me to say, I guess. I’m sure people will have questions and I don’t have a lot of answers. I just know that things are really starting to look like the end is closer than ever before and I wanted to let you know.

As always, thank you for your support and please enjoy yourselves and everyone else while you can.

Coz

Create until nothing is left to create.

8 thoughts on “Hospice Cat, er, Care

  • June 22, 2022 at 1:02 am
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    WE LOVE YOU, COZ. Thank you for everything.

  • June 22, 2022 at 4:45 pm
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    Love you coz! I know we didn’t know each other well but I did enjoy the time I got to spend with you and the brief chats we had.

  • June 22, 2022 at 4:57 pm
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    Sending hugs. You were just in my thoughts this morning and it’s like the universe tapped me on the shoulder (since you had just posted). I hope you are staying comfortable at home.

  • June 23, 2022 at 12:26 am
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    Sending you so much love Coz

  • June 23, 2022 at 5:35 am
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    Thank you for everything, coz. You’ve been a light for this community for so long and it wouldn’t be the same without you. We’ll always remember you.

  • June 23, 2022 at 11:28 am
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    Carl, thanks for always being a source of positivity, kindness, empathy, courage and creativity that lifts up those around you. Thought of you the other day when I trained a new Sitecore user as I continue to use your Media Library slides (george_finklestein_holding_patient_hand.jpg = GREAT). Hang in there, my friend.

  • June 30, 2022 at 12:43 am
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    Thank you for everything man. You’re a legend.

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