Believe it or not, there are people who read this blog regularly, and I sometimes get phone calls or emails when I haven’t posted for a while.

If you don’t know, my mom has had a series of serious health setbacks over the past 10 weeks or so.  She is a tough woman and has been fighting her way back from each medical event.  Until this week.  The latest series has been respiratory and heart issues.

Very long story, short:  Mom is staying with Jim and me under the hospice program.  We are doing our best to keep her comfortable.  It’s so nice to have her in a home setting rather than the urgent care / emergency room / intensive care / rehab / hospital rooms that she’s inhabited this past 10 weeks.

Don’t view this as a sad post.  Mom’s ready to meet her maker and requested (repeatedly!) that she go to hospice and not be subjected to more testing/treatment/rehab, and Jim and I feel privileged to be caring for Mom during her final days or weeks.  So I guess I’m saying that I’ll be busy for a while doing something entirely different, but I’ll be back.


8 thoughts on “Update”

  1. You all are in our thoughts and prayers! This will be such a special time and one you will remember for ever. Glad to hear from you and we all understand how precious this time is. Take Care. Will be thnking of you.

  2. There are a lot of us out here thinking of you with prayers. Sounds like your Mom is at peace with her decision and I trust you will be given the strength necessary to take good care of her as long as she’s here with you.

  3. Sue I’m so sorry to hear that your Mom isn’t getting better. We had Keith’s dad with us the last few months of his life with hospice too so I understand your post completely. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Thinking of you all & the decisions made. It says alot that your mom entrusts her care at this time to you & Jim; keeping you in our prayers but remember God is there with you – giving you love and support – please tell Velma we are thinking of her!

  5. How nice that your Mom could make those decisions for herself and that you are able to spend this time with her. It’s a sad time but also a lovely and peaceful time. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  6. My prayers go out to you and your mother. With her attitude and your love and care, you all will make it through this difficult time.

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