Somewhere around 11.00 AM Frank started to hicup and when I was there tonight around 10.00 PM he stil did. I counted 8 hicups per minute which is 480 hicups per hour which is around 5000 hicups this day. How awful!
His major complaint about it: I can't sleep, (but in a way that's terrific, it's so important that he becomes awake more, that his alertness and attention improves). So he was very much awake, listened to some music, watched television with Andre tonight (sharpe) made a phonecall to a friend whose husband suffered a stroke some years ago. So quite some activity. Let's hope that something else than hicups can create the same effect.
I'm going to bed now and hope that frank has a good night sleep and that the hicupping will subside.
Thousend times thanks!
To all the followers of the blog, to anyone who has been supportive of Frank or us in the last months and especially after his untimely death we want to say thanks from the bottom of our hearts. In the week after his passing we received so much warmth, stories, care and love, hardly describable. To us it was a very precious and valuable week and it was so good to have Frank at home where so many of his friends could visit him. And all the help, stories and info shared in that week led to a beautiful goodbye ceremony on a beautiful sunny autumn day. For those of you who could not attend, or those of you who wish to reread the funeral speeches, we publice them here (in dutch and english) with some pictures in grateful memory of, and tributed to Frank.We will miss him dearly, thanks for being with him and with us, one way or another,
On behalf of my family and his closest friends, Esther