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. ❤️❤️❤️🌹🌹🌹