Topic: Hospice Support
Haven't posted since October of last year..Mom is on oxygen 24/7 now, but, thank you, God, still no pain. Just pressure and difficulty breathing as tumor progresses upward/outward. No nausea at this time either. Treating with Ativan, to take the edge off, and help her sleep. It is so strange how this disease affects people in so many different ways. I feel we have been so fortunate thus far.
We are in the St. Louis area and have been blessed to have not only a wonderful, caring hospice nurse, but a chaplain who sings/prays/talks with Mom, a music therapist, (truly an angel), who sings non-stop for 40-45 minutes and a Luminary volunteer who is summarzing with Mom some of her favorite life memories. There are no words to describe hearing your Mom singing along with either hymns or "happy" songs and sharing life stories you've never heard before. Take advantage of all they have to offer--we feel blessed indeed. And on this roller coaster ride, it's nice to have another sounding board.
I read all the posts and want to thank you all for sharing..it helps, doesn't it? Praying for you all.