Jul 11 2011 in The Unit Known As Shandi's blog by The Unit Known as Shandi
After her amazing day yesterday, Mom woke up at 3:30 AM with extreme anxiety and pain. I changed her, and gave her medicine for both. She looked me in the eyes and told me that she was giving up. I told her that it was okay, that I would be here. So far today, she hasn’t been eating or drinking, and seems very “out of it.”
Today is my dad’s birthday (he “moved on” 25 years ago now).
I will always treasure yesterday.
I will continue to try and keep her comfortable, and offer food and drink, let her know she’s loved.
(One side of Dad’s face in this photo had been affected by a WWII explosion 6 weeks after they were married. It was much less noticeable later in life, but I love this picture. Just one more reminder of how strong they both are!)