Friday, October 31, 2008

Last night I stopped by CB after work. They were just getting Mom up for dinner. I was able to feed her all of her dinner plus dessert and she seemed to be doing better than the previous day. I left her watching TV with a group of residents. Tonight she was sleeping when I stopped by. They had not been able to get her to eat much at all. I'm hoping that she is just sleeping off her illness but at this point I'm not sure what to think. She awoke briefly and acknowledged my presence then fell back into a peaceful sleep. I hung around for a little while, kissed her goodnight and told her I love her and left. I had called hospice today, the earliest they can meet with us will be next Friday, a week from today. It was suggested that we try another hospice that works with CB residents so I am waiting to hear from them to set up an appointment.

Tonight I went through Mom's desk and low and behold I found a health care directive in which she clearly and concisely lays out her wishes. Thank you Mom. I also found her plans for her memorial service. Not that I think we'll need these soon, but one never knows.

I love you Mommy. Rest peacefully tonight and get better.

4 comments:

Annie said...

I'm glad you have those documents, and have her wishes in writing in front of you. Peace to you and your Mom, Robyn.

Lily said...

Thinking of you x

Cinnamin said...

Robyn, I too am glad that you located that paperwork. It was a blessing to have it for my parents as well. At least I knew that those were THEIR wishes, not me trying to make a decision and then wondering...

Darn those UTIs! I hope that your Mom perks up and is smiling again soon!

Thinking of you today and sending ((hugs)).

Joanne said...

UTIs have so many symptoms that mirror other things. Glad your mom is back at CB. You've both been through a lot this past month. I'm happy you found her paperwork and I'm sure it takes a load off your mind now that you know exactly what she wants. ((HUGS)) Sending love and prayers your way, Robyn.