Friday, June 5, 2009

The End of the Journey

Mom died today. She had been living with us for three weeks. She was hospitalized twice for sepsis in April, and during the second stay they discovered four new tumours. She immediately requested hospice. We kept her in her home until the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, then moved her in with us at Dachshund Downs. This afternoon, she simply stopped breathing.

I don't have the words just yet to describe what caring for her has been like, or why it should matter to you too that she is gone. All I know right now is that my mother is gone and that's a void that can never be filled.

2 comments:

Mrs. T said...

We are praying for you all, Susan, and will miss her with you.

MAYBELLINE said...

I too was with my father when he stopped breathing in February due to complications from sepsis. I understand the void you must be feeling. Strangely, his presence is very strong. So much so that I still find myself picking up the phone to chat or sending him off an email. Hope you find comfort in knowing that your caring in your mother's final moments must have really been appreciated.