Topic: Not a good update
Haven't posted in a short while but wanted to let my other family know where things are. My Mom has gone downhill really fast since this past Monday. We've gone to a hospital bed, diapers and for all practical purposes Helen as we know her has gone. She cannot swallow and appears to be almost in a coma. She is getting morphine, a scolpomine patch, atropine and lorazapam. She is unresponsive but does not appear to be in pain. We are lovingly, tenderly caring for the body she inhabited and praying it will be an easy end.
Hospice nurses think the end will come either tonight or tomorrow. We are simply waiting and keeping vigil. We are ok right now but this is so incredibly hard.
My heart is breaking...
"A prognosis is simply an audit of how truly precious each day is. Live each day to the maximum, celebrate what was, and what is - Don't spend your life looking forward to what will or might be." .... words of wisdom from my beloved son on hearing of his grandmother's CC prognosis.