Reply Wed 16 Jan, 2013 12:05 am
At first I felt a bit afraid of being alone with Dad. His breathing pattern started sounding finite. Each inhale was a jarring gasp that seemed to come in 10-minute increments. When he exhaled, it sounded like a January wind whistling through a small crack in a window. I learned later that is what is fondly referred to in hospice circles as a "death rattle."
I climbed into bed with him and grabbed his hand. I put my lips right up to his ear, and spoke to him in my normal voice.
"Dad, squeeze my hand so I know you can hear me." He squeezed back. I wanted him to squeeze it off.

What does "squeeze it off" here mean? Thanks!
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Reply Wed 16 Jan, 2013 12:10 am
@PennyChan,
It just means the person wanted him to squeeze very hard, probably to show his strength. It's just a discription; not any kind of standard phrase.
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Reply Wed 16 Jan, 2013 12:11 am
@roger,
Thanks!
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