Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy New Year

I've visited Mom every day for the last 5 days. She was drowsy and did not eat very much. Today when I arrived the carers were taking her back so that she could nap in her bed. After they did their cares she fell right to sleep and I stayed for awhile listening to music I had put on for her. On Monday I am going to ask the hospice nurse about her meds and which ones might be making her drowsy. Deep down inside I feel that she is determining her fate herself and has decided not to eat. Or it could just be that she has forgotten how to swallow. It's so hard to say. And it makes me sad.

It has been sunny here but cold. I've enjoyed the extra days off from work; it has been relaxing and has given me the opportunity to visit Mom during the day.


Lily said...


cornbread hell said...

my mom sleeps/naps more and more.

i remember all too well when my dad could no longer swallow. but that's a whole different story.

peace, rilera. and i hope you stay well and rested.

Cinnamin said...

Sending you hugs today, Robyn.

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