Mr. A., an 84 year old, was discharged from a local hospital on Hospice care due to end stage COPD.
I went to see him the same day at approximately 1 PM.
He wasn't oriented but that was his baseline.
He was signing songs and his social graces were intact.
He thanked me profusely for coming to see him and said he looked forward to seeing me in the future
A hospice nurse called the next day at approximately 1 PM.
He had died.
I would have never guessed he would have had such a quick exit.
It shook me up.
I'm so glad I got to see him one last time.