My mom is in her last few days of life. It's so hard to be here right now. I just wanted to put an update on here for all the wonderful people who have given me endless support. Thank you.
She is not in pain and is at home in a hospital bed. She is under hospice care and is now under 24 hour nurse supervision. She stopped eating and drinking about 2 days ago and they expect her to enter the coma state in the next 24 hours or so.
I said goodbye to her last night. Told her I would be alright and told her what an amazing mother she has been. Told her I loved her, gave her permission to leave and kissed her cheek. Even though she did not respond in any way and it was really hard to say that stuff.....I know it was important.
Me? I feel like I'm on autopilot. I was home in LA for a much needed break and to celebrate Bam's birthday. (which was heavenly!) I got the call on monday and flew out here last night.
My relief has come from the usual sources....Bam, music, knitting (got new yarn today in the mail!!! hooray!), movies....I am finding it all incredibly helpful. Even broke down and bought some little chick lit book to escape with.
As if my mood were not gray enough, it's cloudy and threatening to rain here. Sigh. Ah well.
In the book department, everyone has been busy busy busy! All is moving full speed ahead and I've been using the book as my escape and focusing tons of energy on it. Thank you for the emails with your statements about punk knitting! Very cool!!!!
Here's a pic of me smiling (taken by my Bam!) .....if for no other reason than to remind myself that I am a truly happy and lucky soul.