The End is beginning
Mom had her 89th birthday a month ago. Hospice has left a booklet called The End of Life. Mom is mostly sleeping, and when she is 'awake' she seems to be off some where else. I'll be very surprised if she is still with us at Christmas. Her body seems to be shutting down.
In the meantime, Dad had a mini-stroke (TIA) last week, didn't think anything important was wrong and saw no need to even call the Dr. In my best "you will do as I say" voice I gave him the choice of calling the Dr. or going to the ER....after about 3 times of saying he only had those 2 choices, he agreed to call the Dr., who, of course, told him to go to the ER. Five house later the diagnosis was TIA.
Went with him to his Dr. the next day who reallllly impressed on him the importance of taking his BP meds regularly. His 93rd b'day is coming up in 2 wks.
2006 is not going to be on my list of years to remember fondly.