RIP Mom #RIP #AlzheimersSucks

This is difficult to accept but I have no choice in the matter.  My mom passed away!  The nurse at the long term care facility was doing her rounds at approximately 7 am on Wednesday December 28, 2016 when she discovered my mom.  She appeared to be resting peacefully but didn’t respond to her request to awaken.In the days leading up, my mom ate well, and (aside from the Alzheimer’s) was pretty healthy.  Well, as healthy as an 88 year old can be.  As much as it pains me to face her passing, it relieves me equally.  There is no quality of life for someone in late stages of Alzheimer’s and Dementia.  We truly don’t know how the mind works at that point, if at all.  Are they at peace?  Are they tormented?  I’d like to think that my mom knew “in there somewhere” that she was loved and that I was visiting her regularly.  I truly did what I could to help her feel comfortable and comforted.

This year (2016) has been a difficult year for me.  It started with my diagnosis, was filled with hospital visits and doctors’ visits, and ended with my mom’s passing … and soon-to-be burial.  Indeed 2016 can’t possibly get any worse.

RIP mom, I love you.  ❤️❤️❤️🌹🌹🌹

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28 thoughts on “RIP Mom #RIP #AlzheimersSucks

  1. So sorry to hear, losing a parent is hard..but she no longer suffers and in gods house filled with peace and no pain. I agree 2016 was one of the worst for me to, hope wehave a better 2017, HUGS

  2. So very sorry to hear that your mom has passed away, Jeannine. No matter the relief you must feel, I also know that it is devastating to lose your mom. There’s really nothing that can take that pain away. From what I saw, you were a wonderful daughter to her, giving her lots of support and love right until the end. Take some comfort in that. I will help. Love and hugs to you. xoxo

  3. So very sorry to hear that your mom has passed away, Jeannine. No matter the relief you must feel, I also know that it is devastating to lose your mom. There’s really nothing that can take that pain away. From what I saw, you were a wonderful daughter to her, giving her lots of support and love right until the end. Take some comfort in that. I will help. Love and hugs to you. xoxo

  4. So sorry to hear of your mum’s passing, it always hurts badly when a parent passes the only comfort is that they no longer suffer. No matter how prepared you are it is always a shock when the time comes. She is now at peace and knowing that does help in time.

  5. So sorry to hear about your mom. I hope the sweet memories you made with her through the years will come back to you at the difficult times and give you the comfort you need. You now have a guardian angel watching over you and your family.

  6. I am so sorry for your loss I can so relate to this my mom had it too I was diagnosed with cancer may 5 2015 and my mom passed may 22nd I felt the same way she wasn’t living anymore it was so sad to watch her 😦 my condolences to you and your family RIP

  7. I’m so sorry for your loss. I like to think that even though they can’t show it, people with dementia still know they are loved.

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