Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Update 01-31-12

My mother-in-law has been in the Hospice House for a little over a week, now. She's still hanging in there, but I think it's not going to be much longer. She is sleeping most of the time, and there is no response to voices.

She is now in that nether world, somewhere between this life and whatever waits beyond. It is only a matter of time, now.

The doctor at Hospice says there are different stages they go through, and the number and length varies with each individual. She is in the second stage, now, I think. I hope she isn't in any pain, and I hope the Lord calls her home to be with her husband Bob, who we lost 6 years ago. She has suffered enough.

Monday, January 23, 2012

The Rocky Road Ahead...

We stopped by Sonic on the way home from the hospice center to pick up dinner. We no sooner got home, and the phone went off. Jo's mom having problems, according to Pam (Jo's sister in law). I had just enough time to inhale a cheeseburger, and jump back in the van.

We're back at the hospice center now (about 7:45PM), and I have no idea how long we'll be here. It's going to be a rough road ahead......

Just spoke with one of the nurses here - she said it was a bit of nausea, but nothing like breathing or heart issues. She said it was part of the disease process, and they had a lot of things they can do to ease the nausea.

This is not going to be a good month for anyone involved.

A Sad Time

I am typing this from the lobby at the Kansas City Hospice Home. Jo's mom has just been transferred her from St. Joseph's Medical Center. Sadly, this will be her last home. Our doctor says she has about a month left.

It's a hard thing to deal with, even when you know it's going to happen - and we have for the past 6 years or so.

I'm hoping once everything settles down to be able to do more with this blog, my website, and the other things I've tried to keep afloat throughout all this.

Until later...