Monday, February 27, 2012

Nearing the End

I was driving into work this morning when I got a call from my father. “The nursing home just called and they said Mom is dying.” The call that we have been waiting for/dreading.

I turned around and drove to the nursing home. She was not breathing normally. Her breathing rate was 8 per minute when is should be around 16 per minute. She was on oxygen.

We sat with her and hospice came and sat with us as well. She was still breathing when I left this afternoon. I asked if the oxygen was keeping her alive and they said no, that it is just for comfort. Sometime in the next day or two, she will probably die.

It is sad but the road has been so long and she has suffered a lot. Mom, I love you.

Mom 60s

If I disappear for a little while over the next few days, it will be because of Mom. I will post because it helps me a lot.

13 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry Jen. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  2. Sorry to hear the sad news Jen. I'll be thinking of you and your family.

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  3. I'm so sorry. God's blessings to your mother and to you and the rest of your family.

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  4. So much love your way, Jen. I am thinking of you. Here and listening for whenever you are ready.

    Lots of love,
    P xxx

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  5. That's a lovely picture of your mother. My thoughts are with you.

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  6. Peace and comfort to you and your family. Take care of yourself. Hugs.

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  7. Jen I will be praying for you all. Please take care of yourself. The picture of your mom is beautiful!! xoxo

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  8. So so very sorry.

    Elizabeth-

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  9. Oh, Jen. Thinking of you.

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  10. Jen, sorry to hear that. Kevin and I will pray for you!
    Melissa & Kevin

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  11. Jen, so very, very sorry for your pain. I hope that you and your family can find some measure of peace through this process and that your mom's passing is peaceful for her as well.

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