Something I have been doing is sending out group texts to all that might be interested in my Aunt’s health status. I do have a few that have no answering machine, computer, or cell phone. I make the calls but no one answers. Often, I forget to make the followup calls to the ‘disconnected’. Much like here in this blog, it is mentally difficult to repeat the same update…’she’s hanging on’ ‘she’s comfortable’ ‘she smiled’ ‘she’s not eating much and only sipping water’. You don’t want people to turn away. They offer support here and so do the family and friends, but people are busy and distracted with their own burdens and journeys.
Maybe they care, maybe they don’t, but I make the effort.