Tom was in his late 50s and was a loner who hadn’t seen his ex-wife and two children in years. He worked hard doing construction and lived in a rough and tumble home with cement floors. He had very little in the way of furnishings but he had a large collection of construction materials that he hoped to use or sell in the future. He had recently developed shortness of breath and had been admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of double pneumonia. While there, he was found to have lung cancer and was eventually sent home on hospice.
When I came to see Tom, he initially was alone but during my visit his ex-wife and children arrived. Continue Reading