Yesterday afternoon about 2:00, Mom’s breathing changed drastically. The nurse was there within half an hour, and said that Mom was in her last hour or two. Mom is still here, but we are very close. She seems comfortable.
The evening was filled with lots of family (all four kids and most of the grandchildren, even the oldest great-grandchild), our pastor and his wife, and a harpist.
I slept (?) holding her close last night. My brother is here now, and I’m off to get a bath and some sleep.
We’re okay. Just want that freedom for Mom that I spoke about in my last post.
Hospice is incredible through this, and our new nurse is compassionate, helpful and knowledgeable. She’s also been very respectful of Mom’s and my decisions.
Thank you, all, for your concern and support for Mom and I.