that I crawled into bed with amm. I snuggled in as close as I could and hugged her and smelled her. And the nurse removed her iv. I was crying, just as I am now, remembering this morning so vividly. I can remember how one of our favourite nurses walked into the room, saw what was happening and she was so upset she needed to leave.

The doctors said that on average, someone will live for about 5 days after removing their iv. Usually no more than 7 days. amm lived for 9 days after her iv was stopped. But we always knew she was above average.