this is a pic of me n my mom from about a week ago. since then she has lost more weight and i guess.....been 'declining'. that's the polite word the hospice uses. (and yes, i prefer that word, too.)
shit. it just sucks. when she has bouts with pain ........it just sucks.
i'm probably going out there again very very soon as she seems to not be doing too hot. hospital bed in the living room now. chair lifts, wheelchairs....they upped her pain meds and she has oxygen for the night time.
but dammit...........she looks pretty good in this pic doesn't she? yeah.........she is a tough lady. taught me pretty much everything i know about music. i played piano for her while i was there. played a bunch of old standards from her 'fake books'. stuff like 'basin street blues', 'cottage for sale', 'body and soul'...etc etc. she loved it and so did i.
well, just wanted to say thank you for all the lovely caring emails, comments and cards.