Resilience
Waiting

Fading

Zack_illustr

I caught a flight out from San Francisco to Orlando today.  I got to my parents' house around 11:00 pm.  Everyone was asleep except for the nurse and my wife.  Today was the first day that my mom did not get out of bed.  A couple of times she wanted to get up, but she just didn't have the strength. She hasn't been able to swallow food or liquid today.  She has tried to speak a few words, but not too much.

Earlier in the evening, my brother Tim put his ipod headphones in my mother's ears and played some irish songs including Danny Boy.  She responded to the music and moved her feet to the beat. 

The photo above is me, tired and discouraged.

Comments

marcie

I realize that you don't know me but I do follow this blog. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you. Soon your mom will be at peace and there will be no more physical pain. God bless.

Manoj

Hi,
Your mom is truly blessed to have a son like you and a loving husband. She may leave you in this physical plane but she will be always with you in every step of your way as a guardian angel.

I am positive that your mom's heart and soul must be beaming with pride for having such a loving family.

I lost my mom (aged 55 Years) to Ovarian Cancer on Nov 2nd 2005. Diagnozed in 1997, she fought 2 recurrances with a smile but could not overcome her 3rd one which came fairly swiftly when it was coupled with a stroke. But even in her last days, she always touched and held me close and it is this memory and love thats keeping me going.

Keep in touch and if you ever needed a friend to talk to, feel free to email me.

Thanks
Manoj

Hero
Arnie

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