Alicia went into Hospice at the beginning of November. She wasn’t ready, but her medical team felt that she needed care that couldn’t be provided at home.
After her hospitalization where she learned she had six months left, she came home for a couple of weeks. Plans were made for gradual visits from family and friends — a celebration of life for Alicia was in the works so that she could hear all the sweet things everyone had to say. Unfortunately, she was only home for a couple of weeks before needing to be hospitalized again. There was an infection that required IV antibiotics — she required around the clock care and we were told that it was most likely that she only had a couple of weeks to a month left with us. She had family with her 24 hours a day, and many friends visiting. There were many more who tried and tried to get a visit in, but timing just didn’t work out.
She moved into hospice on November 7 and passed shortly after on November 13.
She was an inspiration, a help, and a friend to many of you. I know she’s left a big hole in my life and I can only imagine in many of yours, too.
For those wondering, we had a funeral November 15 in Cobourg, Ontario and a celebration for life November 28. Both this blog, and Bomb in My Belly (chronicling life after her initial diagnosis) will remain open.
I’ll leave you with this video from her 30th birthday, just months before she got her 2nd diagnosis.
Beck (Alicia’s sister)