Chris ..mom is 87..she sure doesn't look it. I look at her skin and it still so smooth. She still really is very pretty. I would like the genes that go with the skin but not the alz. gene, if there is one!!
I will try to remind myself after she is gone that she is in a better place...any place is better than the land of Alz. Though I understand it will be hard...and like you said...it will be hard to believe she is actually gone! That's the one I am having trouble getting my head around....that she will actually be gone.
And if we haven't said it enough..thanks for sticking with us after your mom passed so we can see how it is on the other side. We are learning from you.
I am close behind you and I suppose, Deb, you will not be far behind me.
Deb...when they are given morphine, are they asleep from that point on or do they occasionally wake up.
And I don't know if I knew your dad also had the pressure sore on his tailbone...you probably mentioned it...I just don't remember. (Can we use that word here? "Remember"
I took the day off today to take my grandkids on an adventure. We had originally planned on going to Key Largo for the day...about two hours away...
but I thought we had better stay closer to home...so we did but found fun things to do anyway.
I got one call from mom's residence and two from Hospice. I didn't need to go up there but they wanted to keep me updated on new developements. She took in no liquids or food at breakfast or lunch. She choked when they tried to give her some liquids so they have now ordered the thickener in foods and liquids. She did eat for her private aid tonight..about 75 percent. The worse thing to happen today is that her lymph node on the right side of her throat is swollen to the size a very large egg. That is the reason she is having more difficulties swallowing. I did go up thre tonight at supper to check on her .. I saw what she had eaten and felt her neck. It is big! I would imagine any more swelling and it would choke off any and all air ..
I spent a little time with her... cleaned her up and put on some lipstick. (just to keep her lips moist) .. and even though she was sleeping, I talked to her for awhile and at one point, bless her heart...even while sleeping she smiled that smile.