Mom is still hanging on but breathing is such a struggle. We are still in and Oncology ward and I should probably ask about being moved to Palliative care unit but I didn’t think I had to ask that.
i am not thinking to clearly right now. In addition to losing my mom -likely this week, I also lost my voice yesterday as well 10 lbs since Sunday (that’s not so bad). I am not sure where my voice went which is ok because I whisper to mom anyway.
WestCoastSailor Awww, thanks so much Angus. This is so funny because I too have told people about you and your story as well as how often I have seen you write so beautifully to so many people. I believe you to have a heart of gold!
As of an hour ago, Mom was moved to the Palliative Care ward. Happy to be here but sad too. I am happy because these are the experts and this is the best place for her. I am sad because when I saw her go through the doors to the ward, I thought of where she will be when she goes through them again and that is with my sister in Heaven who died a long time ago. She said to me that she can’t wait to see her Mom holding my sister at the door to Heaven.
I will let everyone know when it is all over and the tears of a different kind start. I feel so sorry for my dad as much as he is such a difficult person. He has very very bad MS but he stood -not sat- by her bedside today for 2 hours to hold her hand. Quite a feat for him. He knows his life has changed in all ways now and forever. My mom was his caregiver and his only friend. I know Angus that you can relate to that kind of pain.
i hope going forward, I can be of help to the next person who goes through this. This thread has been an incredible help even in the months that I only lurked and never posted much. I read about many many of you and prayed for
you as well.
Deb1313 , I feel some of the sorrow you are feeling now, as you watch your Dad and Mom. It is not easy for you, and my heart goes out to you. It is good that they were able to get your Mom into palliative care. Thinking of you.
“When the root is deep, there is no reason to fear the wind.” - Japanese saying
Deb1313 I'm so heartbroken for you. Please accept my deepest condolences. Don't hesitate contiue leaning on us for support. You are most welcome to join 'coping with grief ' on the site where we can support you as you go through the greif process. Hugs to you and your family. We are thinking of you and praying for you to find peace.
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Deb1313 Thank you for sharing. So very sorry to hear of your moms passing. Hope she has found peace .. Although it can be painful, she was lucky to have you with her for that last phase of life. It is an honour to be able to share these moments and for her to be surrounded by your love and care.
We are here for you . Thinking of you and your family. kim
Bilateral mastectomy in 2017, followed by chemo and radiation.
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