Have to run out to NJ. Mom had her 95th on the 11th, then got pneumonia, stopped eating or drinking. We had iv fluids given and that pout her in congestive heart failure. Trying to manage it all, but doctors have given her 90% that we are at end of life and days to perhaps 10 days at most if so. She is not with hopsice and they gave her morphine yesterday to ease her breathing (no idea how morphine does that). Not risking not being there if she does pass, though she is strong willed and has thumbed her nose at death several times the last few years. I am not riskign that happening. I'll try to check the site whiule away, but if she does not make it I am unsure how loing I'll be there with funeral and will stuff. :/
John, I still pray for Cheri and you. Sorry you had to stop working.
Tim, I hope you are better from the hospital thing. You have been in my prayers.
Peggy, *wave* I'll wave as I pass over you tomorrow (either from passing over from Salt Lake or Seattle)
David and the CoolCyberCats
Sorry to hear this David I will be praying for you and your mother. I am doing ok from my health issues nd sorry I haven't post a candle picture but I will get one up. Tim
David, I am sorry to hear things are so rough. I was very lucky I had a brother who was a tremendous help through the whole process, both with Mom and Dad. Please take whatever time you need to get through everything, and know that we're always here ready to listen.
In dealing with the process of Mom's death, we had her cremated, and had to fill out a few short forms answering a few questions we didn't expect. We had to guarantee that Mom didn't have a pacemaker because they tend to explode. She didn't. Then we had to affirm that we understood that cremation was an irreversible process. My brother and I looked at each other wide-eyed, then at the guy with the forms. It was such a stupid question that even under the circumstances, my brother and I had to laugh. The guy with the forms understood and explained that there had been lawsuits from people who "claimed" they didn't understand that you couldn't "un-cremate" somebody. It was so silly, it changed the mood completely.
Tim, take care of yourself! I think you and I are about the same age and you probably take a lot better care of yourself than I do, so don't be getting sick! Peggy, keep me up with Chicago. I haven't been there in 3 years and I don't know when I'll ever get back. John
David, I'm so very sorry to hear about your mom. Praying for a peaceful passing for her. You both will be in my prayers. Godspeed and please do wave to me as you fly over Chicago. Peggy
Peggy, Laila and Angel Minchie
Thanks all. My sister said mom was not worse yesterday and a little improved, but still not drinking more than a tablespoon a day. I am not going to assume she will manage to thumb her nose at the reaper again. Not willing to risk not seeing her at the time. So I fly out of here this afternoon to the west coast and wait about 4 hours then hit a red eye to NJ. If she manages to once again elude fate then I am there till Friday. If she worsens or dies I'll be there till all is done (not sure how long it all takes). *sigh*
I wish life was more stable and we all just grow to a nice 20 something health and stay that way (no sickness or cancer) till something like 100, then go peacefully to sleep and not wake. :)
I'll try to check in here late Tuesday or Wednesday.
David, I hope everything goes OK. You're right. It's too bad we can't be in our 20s for something like 100 years then just go to sleep. John