I recommend the book "The Help". It did very well at the SAG awards and is well worth the read. The movie is also wonderful. If you buy from my site, remember that proceeds go to Breast Cancer Society in the name of Virginia.
After a discussion with V's hospice nurse this morning, V has requested to go to Respite Care for 5 days. She will go to one of the facilities that is accredited by Silverado Hospice. Hopefully, it will be in the local area. We may take the opportunity to go away for a few days. Carolyn will step in to see to V's needs while she is there. The cortisone into her hip did nothing to ease the pain, so she has spent the day in bed resting. We are now just waiting for a bed. Hopefully she will get placement in the next 2 to 3 days. In the meantime, I am still staying over on the sofa bed.