Thursday, May 20, 2010

It Is Over

Mother passed away this morning...late before noon.

She was moved out of ICU on Monday into a private room and " seemed " to be doing a little better. She had even eaten a bit which was huge for her.

Tuesday she seemed tired but we took it as it was...she was comfortable.

Yesterday, Gordon got a call before noon that she had taken a turn and to get there. He was composed as he called me to tell me but I knew it was super human focusing to get him there so I rather suspected.

She had a massive bladder and kidney infection and as the day worn on she began to shut down. While not technically in a coma, the doctors told us that there was nothing more that they could do and hospice was called in.

She was completely non responsive and my father in law spoke to me of how he knew that his beloved wife would not want to go on this way.

Sadly, today is my husbands 60'th birthday and while he is is the greatest gift that his mother could give him.

She is in a better place , pain free and no longer suffering as she did.

I lost the kindest woman I have ever known and I hope she knows that I loved her very much.

I promise Mother , I will take care of your son.




HubbleSpacePaws said...

(((Jane and Gordie)))
My deepest sympathy to your family. May these next days be a time to celebrate your mom's life and the love you have for her and each other.

♥ Calamity Anne ♥ said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. May you relish all the great memories you have of her.