Category Archives: Love

Sitting Vigil

    They started Mom on managed morphine last night – she receives a small dose every 4 hours. This is what she would want; she is tired, and ready for this journey to be over. I sit vigil by … Continue reading

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Continuing on the Journey

  Mom is sleeping most of the time. She is in pain whenever she is moved, and we have noticed more swelling in her body. Hospice came by today and is going to start her on a maintenance dosage of … Continue reading

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The Man Behind the Woman

  As most of you know by now, I am in North Carolina helping out with my Mom and Dad during Mom’s last days. Everyone has been so nice – sending prayers and thoughts to the family, and telling me … Continue reading

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A (Not So) Super Tuesday

  Mom entered hospice today. She woke up and announced that she wants to go.  Things are starting to deteriorate a little bit more quickly now – she is asking for pain medication more frequently, she is more uncomfortable, she … Continue reading

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Nearing The End

Mom is tired. She told me tonight that she is ready for Hospice. She says that she will probably see Michelle first, then her mother, then Bev. I can’t imagine a world without her in it, but she is ready … Continue reading

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Thoughts In The Middle Of The Night

    It is true what they say – as you get older, you progress from a child to the parent of your own children, and then one day you find yourself parenting your parents as their bodies and minds … Continue reading

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The Story So Far

Mom has finally(!) given me permission to tell everyone what is going on. Last August, she was given a diagnosis of Stage 4 (metastatic/terminal) lung cancer which had already spread to her lymph nodes and bones. She decided not to … Continue reading

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