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Friday, May 17, 2013

I got to sleep in today and I was in such a deep sleep I woke up thinking it was Saturday. Then the realization sunk in, another day to finish up the week. Yesterday I went to see my MIL and spent about an hour and a half with her. She is in some distress, moaning, eyes open, grabbing her sheet, uncovering herself. I got some ice water and I kept putting drops into her mouth. Then I put smaller pieces of ice into her mouth and she seemed to enjoy them, sucking them until they melted. I sought out the nurse and asked for some Tylenol for her. It is a suppository so I left as they were taking care of business. My husband went this morning and will ask for consistent pain killers to keep her comfortable.

It seems a blessing when someone just dies in their sleep. Watching this downturn in her body is a strain on us. One of her friends went with her son yesterday to see her and she was shocked at her condition. She didn't expect her to be like that. Our minister went and gave her commitment and called and said that she was very tired and was soon ready to be at rest.

Keeping busy with work as I need that.
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    Will continue to pray for all of you Carol. I do so know how hard it is and realize how blessed we were that momma and daddy did not linger like that. (((HUGS)))
    1803 days ago
    May your MIL be at peace soon. Being a witness to my mother's decline is tough. May we both find comfort and acceptance and calm and strength.
    1803 days ago
  • ANDI571
    It's not easy seeing our parents go through that. Terry's mom died within hours of having a heart attack and even though it was hard, we didn't have to watch her suffer. Our other parents weren't so lucky.

    1803 days ago
    1803 days ago
    emoticon I know it is so hard to wait and watch as a loved one approaches the end.
    1803 days ago
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