To talk about her late husband of 38 years, Evelyn Keating needs her spiral notebooks.
They comfort her, making her feel like she is in control. Or that she was, in some way, during the 78 days her husband Dennis spent in the intensive care unit of Sacred Heart Hospital where she is a nurse.
It took her two notebooks to document in soft pencil etchings his journey through the medical system.
On the good days, she wrote carefully on the right-hand page only. On the bad days, she scribbled diagonally across the left page, trying to capture it all as his life slipped away.
Read the full article in the Oct. 1 issue of the Navarre Press.