2021 – Day 174

Da Goddess @ 20:58

It’s been quite the day.

It all started last week. Mom was admitted to hospital with CHF/COPD problems. She’s still there. She’s had every kind of test one can imagine. But what she went in for isn’t necessarily why she remains there. You see, there’s a lot going on. Granted, you don’t reach almost-86 without a few problems, right?

Mom has cancer. She likely only has about six months left. She wants nothing more than palliative care and we’ve all agreed this is the right path for her.

Our family is pretty practical about this stuff. That’s how we were raised and those are the rules.

While I’m not ready to be without a mom

, I certainly don’t want her suffering. So, I’ve made my peace with her decision and am going to do whatever I can to make sure she’s having as much fun as she’s hoping for, is as comfortable as possible, and gets to do what she wants as often as we can make happen.

Here’s a question for you: what ideas do you have for a dying 86yr old who’d like to be silly, laugh a lot, enjoy our first big family gathering since covid became a thing? Fancy dress (costume)? A movie “premier”? A M*A*S*H* party? Glasses with funny noses? A petting zoo? Gimme some ideas I can run past her, please.

Oh, and if you have an extra prayer or kind thought, could you send it my mom’s way? Thank you.

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  1. I’m praying for your Mom!!

    Will you pray for my Dad? He’s 88 and still in the hospital. His cancer is under control but we almost lost him two weeks ago.

    What does your Mom like/love? I’m guessing M*A*S*H? Me too! The parties sound awesome! Can she go places, like the zoo? Just for a short time, of course.

    Please keep us informed, okay? Hugs for you and Mom!

    Comment by pam — 2021/06/29 @ 09:42

  2. Yes, of course I’ll pray for your dad! I was actually just thinking of him & was wondering how he’s doing, if you have another trip planned, etc. I hope you and Mike are able to see him again soon. I’m sorry he’s been hospitalized. I know how worrisome that is. You just gotta pray for his healthcare team to care for him compassionately and using their many years of experience to do whatever he needs/wants done.

    Many many many many many hugs for you

    Thank you for your prayers for Mom. Good suggestion re: zoo. With her wheelchair and meds, we could possibly do that.

    Love you!

    Comment by Da Goddess — 2021/06/30 @ 03:09

  3. Closed comments: If you look in your admin setting I bet they’re scheduled to close in two weeks. That’s normal.

    Comment by pam — 2021/06/29 @ 09:46

  4. That’s not what happened. They published with comments closed! I can’t seem to find the magic button to undo that. It’s odd that it’s happening randomly. Of course, I’m such a dolt, I can’t seem to fix the problem.

    Comment by Da Goddess — 2021/06/30 @ 03:11

  5. Wow, comments are still open! It’s the software, not you! :D

    Comment by pam — 2021/07/07 @ 04:24

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