Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Sorry I haven't been able to update earlier. We had mom moved to the Hospice House yesterday. She was still throwing up so I spent last night there. At the nursing home they said she probably had 2-weeks, which is why we decided to put her in the hospice house.
Talking with the doctor before leaving tonight, he said he thought she had a good chance of making it through the night. I asked him what happened to the 2-weeks?! He said part of it was spent at the nursing home. The blue book explains the levels of decline...months out..weeks out...days & hours.
The nurses and doctor said they wanted me to go home and get some sleep, that we'll have a lot ahead of us.
Mom has been unresponsive most of last night and today. A few times at last night she called my name when she had to throw up. I held the pan for her.
Now she sounds like she has to clear her throat, which sounds terrible, but the doctor said she is breathing fine. They put patches behind her ears for the congestion or whatever it is. Also, she has a port in her arm so they can administer morphine. They gave her morphine suppositories yesterday and today.
We'll have to make a trip up north (Ohio), as that is where she'll be buried.
She went into the hospital Thanksgiving morning, I never dreamed she wouldn't be coming home.
Don't take your loved ones for granted. Hug them, kiss them and cherish them, because you never know. Don't do or don't forget to do something that you will regret later.