Would you please pray for my 'Mum'?

My3dogsMarch 8, 2014

We learned last Friday 2/28 that my wonderful Mum has approx. 2 weeks - 1 month to live. She is the best mother that anyone could hope to have, and has congestive heart failure and now kidney issues. She is ready and accepting of what will soon happen and prays that she will pass soon so that she will not suffer any longer.

She may be in hospice next week, but for now, my sister and I swap nights staying with her at her home, and I took Wed - Friday off from work to be here with her until we could get private pay nursing in place. It started yesterday, and is great.

My sisters and I greatly appreciate any Ts and Ps you could send her way.

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bestyears

Oh, I am so, so, so sorry.... My thoughts and prayers will be with all the while....

Your love for your Mum is so evident in your post.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 2:03PM
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ellendi

(((My3 )))so sorry to hear this news. My thoughts are with you.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 2:51PM
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Fun2BHere

Sending prayers for you and your family.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 3:08PM
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zzackey

I'm praying for all of you!

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 3:11PM
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DLM2000

Thoughts and prayers for all of you, m3d.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 3:16PM
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gsciencechick

I am so sorry to hear of this.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 3:30PM
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Irish2

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 3:41PM
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lynninnewmexico

Absolutely. I'll keep you both in my prayers. My first is already on it's way. My heart goes out to you and your sister, (((M3D))). I'm glad, though, that you live close enough to be there for her now. Please know that we are all here for you, and that we care.
Lynn

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 3:46PM
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trailrunnerbiker

I am so sorry to hear this. You have made reference to your Mom in some of your posts. I too hope that she does not suffer. You are all in my thoughts and sending strength to you all. c

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 3:55PM
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demifloyd

I am so sorry--yes, I will be praying for your mother, your family and you for comfort and peace.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 3:57PM
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allison0704

I'm so sorry, my3dogs. I will keep everyone in my prayers.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 4:42PM
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mom2girls_2008

Thinking of you and sending prayers for all of you.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 4:47PM
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cooperbailey

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. As rough as it is, you are fortunate to have time to say goodbye.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 5:06PM
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maddielee

You are lucky to be with her, she is blessed to have you there.

Thinking of you all.

ML

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 5:41PM
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aegis1000

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

My mom has congestive heart disease as well. She underwent a rapid decline last fall and her doctors are still struggling to get her stabilized.

How wonderful that you, your sister, and your mom are able to share this final time together.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 5:52PM
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sallymo2015

Thinking of you, my3dogs, and your family.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 5:55PM
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funkyart

I am so sorry to hear this.. my thoughts are with you and your family.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 6:26PM
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joaniepoanie

Both of my parents had in-home hospice....someone came every day to check on them, bathe them, etc. it was wonderful and I know my parents really appreciated being in their own home in their final days.

Please know we are all thinking of you.....

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 6:29PM
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mitchdesj

what sad news, how hard it must be for you and your sister, we are all indeed thinking of you. Good luck.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 6:44PM
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emeraldisle624

Praying for your mom and your family ((hugs)).

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 7:11PM
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bethpen

Lots of prayers for you all.

Beth P

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 7:49PM
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tinam61

Of course I will. I lost my mom over 3 years ago to a terminal illness. It is hard being given a timeline like that. I strongly recommend hospice. They were of such help to us. It doesn't matter who is caring for your mom, you can use hospice. They will have control of her medications, and in our case it was soooo much better than taking the chance that mom might have to go to the hospital. We were able to keep her at home and it was so worth it. They were wonderful at managing her pain and their compassion and support to both my mom and the family was wonderful.

My heart goes out to you - even though your mom is ready - and even if we know it may be for the best - we are never ready to lose someone we love. God bless you and your sisters as you go through this.

tina

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 9:03PM
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outsideplaying_gw

My3dogs, so sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you enjoy the time with your mom these weeks ahead and may they be peaceful for all of you. Do rely on Hospice for as much as you can. They are wonderful care-givers.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 9:16PM
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kswl2

Of course, my3dogs

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 9:28PM
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Sugar Plum

Sending prayers for your family, my3dogs.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 10:12PM
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lizbeth-gardener

My3dogs: So sorry. Sending caring thoughts your way.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 11:30PM
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yayagal

Absolutely I'll pray for her and all of you. It's a painful and sad experience and I'll pray that she goes easy and without pain. God bless your Mom.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 12:29AM
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cat_mom

Keeping you, your mom, and family in my thoughts and prayers....

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 1:03AM
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eandhl

Your mom and family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 7:09AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

I'm so sorry you are going through this. My advice to you is to keep your heart open, cherish the little time you have left, and hospice sooner rather than later. They are wonderful and supportive and will help you and your Mum in more ways than you can imagine. I was sorry I didn't call them in sooner when I lost my Mom.

I'm sending you my deepest wishes for strength, comfort, peace and courage in this most difficult time of transition.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 7:50AM
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jshore

My thoughts and prayers to you and your family, and comfort and peace to your Mum.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 8:15AM
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Bumblebeez SC Zone 7

Praying for your mother, you and family. I am so sorry!

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 9:03AM
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rich69b

I'll keep you and your mom and your family in my prayers.
Hospice is a great decision. Will keep your mom comfortable and pain-free, and a big help for the whole family, esp emotionally.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 10:12AM
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bonnieann925

Sending lots of prayers to you. I am so sorry to hear this. Both of my parents had in-home Hospice with me (only child) as caregiver. Hospice workers are truly angels. My parents died with dignity and were free of pain. This time together is a gift. Hold her tight, talk, laugh, play music, massage lotion on her skin....

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 11:04AM
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Jbrig

I'll be praying for all of you, my3d. And I agree with others who have had wonderful experiences with hospice workers. They are truly a blessing to both the patient and her loved ones.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 2:08PM
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dorothy9_gw

I am so sorry, you all are in my thoughts
dorothy

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 2:51PM
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Jamie

I'm praying for you and your family. I was amazed at how my mother cooperated with the dying process in her last days. It really didn't seem like she was being taken but rather that she was going. I couldn't figure out how she did it, but there was definitely some will there, mixed in with the surrender.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 3:13PM
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melsouth

My3dogs, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
May joys and comforts come to all of you when they are needed most.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 3:38PM
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teacats

Sending along deepest wishes, thoughts and prayers for comfort and love for your Mum and your family and you.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 4:23PM
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NashvilleBuild42

May you all find some comfort in this last chapter. I'll keep you both in my thoughts.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 5:37PM
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dedtired

I will hold you and your mother in my thoughts. It sounds like your mother is leaving a wonderful legacy of love.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 9:12PM
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justgotabme

I'm so sorry to hear this my3dogs. I will most certainly be praying for your Mum, that she may be kept from pain and discomfort (hospice is very good at making sure of that) and for you and your family that you find comfort in being able to have time to say your good byes. God bless you all.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2014 at 10:59PM
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Lyban

My3dogs,
I am thinking of you and your mom. I will also send prayers.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 10:53AM
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lascatx

Big hug and T&Ps from Texas -- cuz that's how we do things here. ;)

I lost my mom the day after Thanksgiving while my dad was in the hospital with the first round of diagnosed CHF together with pneumonia.. He is there with his second round now and may go home this afternoon. I may have been before you with my mom, but I'm following in your footsteps with my dad. I wish you peace and comfort.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 11:20AM
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Sueb20

I am also sorry to hear the sad news, my3dogs. Sending positive thoughts your way.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 1:39PM
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lynninnewmexico

Just stopping by again to see if there were any updates and to add my continuing support and prayers.
Lynn

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 3:39PM
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My3dogs

Thank-you, all, so very much. She is going down a bit each day, and has stopped some of the meds that were prescribed when I brought her home on 3/4. They were making her very sick, and when you are terminal, WHY put those toxins into her?

My local sister and I have been spending nights with her, and we have caregivers there during the day, as she needs someone around the clock. My sister thought that Mum would want to die at home, as my Dad did in 2007, but she has finally realized that Mum wants to go to a hospice facility. We are getting that expedited as soon as we possibly can. There is one in her town, Gosnell House, that we hear is just wonderful. The pastor for it's parent Southern Maine Hospice came for my Dad and he was so wonderful that Mum wants to speak with him soon. I feel she will be able to relax more once she's able to spend time with him.

Thanks again for all the caring thoughts; I cry when I read them.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 8:14PM
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massagerocks

Oh your mom is so blessed to have her daughters honoring her wishes and easing her final journey. Too often many families become disjointed during such difficult times. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 8:52PM
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Irish2

Just wanted you to know that you are thought are in my thoughts.

Marcia

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 9:00PM
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countryatheart

May your mom find peace and comfort knowing her loving family is gathered around her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 9:43PM
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bethpen

You girls are giving your mom such a gift. Be strong! XOXO

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 10:32PM
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justgotabme

Thank you for the update My3Dogs. My heart goes out to you and your family. I've been lifting you all up in prayer.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 10:45PM
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maire_cate

I'm so sorry you and your family are going through this difficult time. I hope it's somewhat comforting that you are able to be with your Mother now. I'll remember you and your family in my prayers.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 8:24AM
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tinam61

My heart goes out to you my3dogs. Losing my mom was the hardest thing I have been through. Like you, my sister and I cared for her - along with caregivers. It was a very loving time. Mom stayed at home, and had about 3 months. She was able to spend time with family and friends. As hard as it was, it was very special too. It is never easy. My prayers remain with you and your family.

tina

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 8:45AM
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kswl2

I am glad to hear that your mother has made her wishes known with respect to hospice care, and hope you can enroll her in the one you want, Losing a parent is difficult and you are fortunate to have a sister there with you.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 10:18AM
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marlene_2007

My thoughts go out to your mum, you and your family.

It is obvious from your posts what a lovely person you are....and I think that is quite a tribute to your mum.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 11:42AM
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nanny2a

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Mum, and hope that you all shall soon have peace.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 12:00PM
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graywings123

I'm sending good thoughts your way. I hope your mum is resting comfortably. (That's how we referred to our mother when she was alive, and still do.)

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 12:20PM
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KarenPA_6b

I am deeply sorry to hear about your Mum's terminal conditions. My mother passed away last year after a long illness so I understand what you are going through. If she is Christian, singing hymns to her may comfort her and give her peace. Here is an iris for your Mum. An iris flower symbolizes
"Faith, Wisdom, Valor, Promise, Hope" - all qualities that embodies your Mum.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 1:10PM
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DLM2000

M3D your mum is in good hands with you, your sister and hospice. The opportunity to pass gently from this life with loved ones close is such a gift. My mom has been gone many years but I still cherish the time we had at the end of her life to say whatever was in our hearts. I am so grateful there was nothing left unsaid. I'll be thinking of you.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 1:22PM
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My3dogs

A nurse from hospice came to evaluate Mum today at 5:30 PM. I was there meet with him. He was amazed at how incredible her mental acuity is, but when he took her vitals, he said that she was ready for hospice, due to the way her 02 rate dropped when he sat her up in bed.

At 7:30, they transported her to Gosnell House, where she so wanted to be. Her room is huge and beautiful and the people are so kind. She was relaxed and smiled when she curled up under a handmade quilt. They have one on each of the 18 beds in the facility. It's only 5 miles from my house, so I can visit her often and be there quickly, if needed.

Here is a link that might be useful: Gosnell House

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 10:03PM
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justgotabme

I'm happy for your Mum that is where she wants to be My3Dogs. It looks like a lovely place.

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lascatx

It makes me smile to know she and you are both happy with where she is and that she is able to communicate that so clearly. That is a gift for you both. Hugs

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 12:45PM
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Bumblebeez SC Zone 7

That does look like a great place and you have the peace of mind she is well take care of there.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 1:10PM
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Arapaho

Just saw this ... you and your Mom will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 11:18PM
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texanjana

I am praying for you and your mom. So glad she is such a wonderful place. May her passing be peaceful.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2014 at 11:56AM
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loribee

Thinking of all of you...

    Bookmark   March 15, 2014 at 8:15AM
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sis3

Thinking about you and your mum. You must feel relieved that she is in a place physically and emotionally where she is relaxed and that you are close by.

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Annie Deighnaugh

Thinking of you and sending you hugs.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2014 at 8:25AM
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My3dogs

Thank you all so very much. She knows about my 'friends' on this board and how much I learn from it and enjoy it. This is part of an update I sent to friends and relatives last night -

How many patients in hospice have you heard of eating homemade soup that THEY made? That's what she had for lunch yesterday, as I brought some that she'd frozen, made shortly before she went into the hospital. They have a kitchen there and a small dining area for the patients, and homemade muffins and cookies are available for the family members. She likes the food there very much. The staff people are just wonderful.
A very nice social worked named Jennie came yesterday while I was visiting, and Mum had told her that I have dogs. Jennie told me that dogs are welcome at Gosnell, so today, my little Jenny, in her pink cupcake collar came with me to visit her 'grandmother'. She went right to the bed where Mum was sitting up and gave her some kisses. They even have dog treats at the front desk!

    Bookmark   March 17, 2014 at 11:01AM
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RoseAbbey

Sounds like a great place with wonderful people. I bet your Mum was happy to see her "grand daughter" You are a wonderful daughter.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2014 at 11:52AM
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justgotabme

My3Dogs what a lovely place your Mum is at. I'm sure she enjoyed the visit from her granddoggie!
I was able to take my Daddy's dog to see him the morning Daddy passed. He was in Hospice less than 24 hours. Sparky was so happy to see Daddy and immediately put his head under Daddy's hand that was resting on his bed. Though Daddy seemed pretty much out of it because of his pain medication he lifted his hand to pat his beloved pet. Daddy passed during that visit and Sparky would no longer go near his beloved master. He knew he had gone on.
My prayers are with you.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2014 at 2:17PM
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outsideplaying_gw

My3dogs, I know of the type place where your Mom is resting. There is a place nearby where I have visited and it is wonderful. When is lost my mom In 1995 to cancer I wish we could have used such a facility. Praying for continued comfort and peace for you all.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2014 at 3:34PM
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bungalow_house

m3d, so sorry to see this. I remember your mom's smiling face when you brought her with you when you came by last year. :)

Your family is in my thoughts.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 9:33PM
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mtnrdredux_gw

I'm glad to read that you could do such special things for your Mom... the soup, the dog visit. How nice to be able to make more good memories at an otherwise trying time.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 11:11PM
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martinca_gw

You and your mother, your"mum", are so very blessed. Your story touched my heart deeply. We are all wrapping our arms around you.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 12:42AM
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My3dogs

Thank you, all! I have (temporarily) wonderful news. After seeing my middle sister and BIL who came up from NC 2 weeks ago, so the little family was all together, Mum spent last weekend in Hospice, while I spent the weekend crying on and off at the thought of losing her.

On Monday, my 'local' youngest sister, who had the day off, called me - Mum had a change of plans, and decided that she was feeling well enough and wanted to come home! The NC sister and BIL brought her home Tuesday afternoon. I went over after work, and it was the first time since 2/22, when I took her to the ER, that I had seen her wearing anything other than a night gown.

She was beautifully dressed as she usually is - better than I was, for sure - sitting in her chair, wearing new shoes she'd bought before all this happened. And, doing her beloved Crossword puzzle in the newspaper! In fact, the first thing she asked me to do, was to re-start her subscription to the newspaper, so she'd have it each day.

She is only on 'comfort drugs' now, but she is happy and gracious, and to say we will enjoy this 'extra time' with her is a huge understatement. We have no idea how long this will last, but I am sitting here with tears in my eyes as I write this, but they are happy tears!

Bungalow House!!!! How wonderful to 'see' you, especially knowing that you actually met Mum that very hot day last summer! We stopped at the 'Cookie Jar' on the way home! :-)

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 8:09AM
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maire_cate

This was the first post I opened this morning and what a wonderful way to start my day. Your post brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my face.

All I can think of is what a special woman your Mother is and how blessed you and your family are that she can return to her home - even though it might be temporary. Thanks for the update, it is great news.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 8:27AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

How heart warming, and I'm delighted you are so appreciative of these times you have together. She is fortunate to have you, as you are to have her. Sending you hugs.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 8:34AM
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joaniepoanie

How wonderful that she is back home! I know you will make the most of this time with her.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 8:35AM
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yayagal

When things seems so sad, to have this blessing is a gift. You're Mom sounds like a determined person who knows how to live life. I'm happy for all of you that you have this respite. God is good.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 8:38AM
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tinam61

Wonderful news! I know you and your family will make the most of this time.

tina

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 9:05AM
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Arapaho

So happy for your news, M3D, and happy for your Mum that she is able to be back in her own home.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 9:40AM
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trailrunnerbiker

M3D..I am so glad for this respite for both your Mom and your family. She is where she needs to be at present. What a gift to you all. c

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 10:58AM
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Sueb20

Wow, that's amazing. So happy for you and your mom sounds like a superhero!

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 11:13AM
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kswl2

My3, this window of time with your dear mother is an answer to your prayers. I have hear of similar reprieves, and while they may last a short time or long, every minute is precious to your family. God bless you all.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 12:39PM
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lynninnewmexico

I am so very happy for you and for your lovely mother!
Lynn

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 3:17PM
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Irish2

So happy to have read this tonight before turning in, My3D!
Enjoy your time with Mum and family.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2014 at 9:44PM
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outsideplaying_gw

Wonderful news for you and your family, M3D. So happy your sweet mother is enjoying time at home, surrounded by her loving family.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2014 at 11:00PM
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anele_gw

This news has warmed my heart. What a beautiful family you have, M3D.

Blessings to you all, especially your dear mother.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2014 at 11:52PM
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allison0704

I've been afraid to click on this thread, but so glad I did! Enjoy your time at home with your mom.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2014 at 5:59PM
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My3dogs

Thank-you all for your prayers and comforting thoughts.

My wonderful 'Mum' passed away on Tuesday July 8; living much longer than anyone thought. She was tiny, but very strong. She asked several times, 'Why is this taking so long?' as she was so tired and wanted to go rejoin my late Dad.

She passed in the Hospice facility she wanted to be in, 6 days after being taken there. She only knew we were with her one of those days, but we stayed and talked to her and held her hands and told her how very much we loved her. I couldn't have asked for better parents and I miss my beloved Mum so much, but am happy that she is with my Dad again.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 8:13AM
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Annie Deighnaugh

Oh I'm so sorry for your loss. It's so hard losing a Mom. She was most fortunate one for having someone like you there for her. Try to remember all the blessings that were bestowed on you both for having each other. And as I learned from Mitch Albom, just because someone dies, doesn't mean your relationship with them ends. It changes, but it doesn't end. You will find ways your Mom is still in your life, and you will still learn new things about her as friends and family recount unheard tales and memories of her.

Sending you much comfort, strength and my deepest sympathies.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 8:26AM
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Jamie

Sending heartfelt condolences, My3, on the loss of your dear, tiny, strong Mum.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 9:15AM
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maddielee

i am sorry for your loss. Hold the memories close.

ML

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 9:16AM
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homersmom

So sorry for your loss, my3dogs.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 9:43AM
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lynninnewmexico

My thoughts and prayers are with you today.
Lynn

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tinam61

I'm so sorry. It is so very hard to lose your mother. One of the hardest things I have gone through. I know you feel comforted in knowing she is with your father. My prayers are with you during this time.

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ellendi

(((((My3dogs))))

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mtnrdredux_gw

I'm so sorry to hear your Mom has passed away. Thank goodness you had so much time to say goodbye, and so many memories for which to be thankful.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 10:27AM
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eandhl

I am so sorry for your loss. Without doubt you provided comfort for her with the special things you did.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 10:38AM
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Fun2BHere

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I know you will miss her very much. (((BDM)))

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 11:27AM
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joaniepoanie

My condolences to you and your family.....

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 11:41AM
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justgotabme

Oh, M3D, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is so hard. There is comfort in knowing your folks are together again though. I know there was for me.

I sent you a poem, via email, that I wrote a couple months after I lost my Mom for a friend that had just lost her Mom. I hope it gives you some comfort.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 12:33PM
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cat_mom

My condolences to you and your family.....

(((hugs)))

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 1:33PM
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kswl2

So very sorry for your loss, my3, but I am happy that your mother passed in the place and time she wanted.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 1:37PM
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SheeshareeII

((My3dogs)) I'm so sorry for your loss.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 1:49PM
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My3dogs

Thank-you, all, so much.

'Just', your poem has me in tears, as it's SO true. One thing I've missed a lot in the just under a week that she's been gone is being able to pick up the phone to call her, as I did at least once a day, and ask what she's up to, or tell her about something I had seen, or just say, 'Hi!'.

She always knew when I called her on a Friday and asked if she wanted to go for a ride with me on Saturday, that it was really a thinly veiled request to join me on 'a Craigslist Adventure'. The last one was in February when we went to York, ME to get the CL glass, brass and faux bamboo coffee table which became an ottoman.

She knows I have many CL to-do projects lined up, and I know she'll be watching to see what I do with them.

Here is my beautiful Mum, with my sweet Dad, who passed away on Valentine's Day 2007.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 3:15PM
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peony4

They seem very happy. :-) What a lovely photo. I'm so sorry for your loss.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 3:25PM
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violetwest

ah, sorry -- so hard to lose a mother, and you never quite get over it. But peaceful passing with family close by is about the best any of us can hope for.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 3:34PM
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outsideplaying_gw

Oh so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Beautiful photo and beautiful memories I'm sure you will relive in the days to come. So glad you had her much longer than expected.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 4:08PM
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justgotabme

I'm glad you got the poem m3d. I wasn't sure the GW mail would work with HTML.

What a beautiful couple your parents made. I'm sure that photo will bring you much comfort over the years to come. I know the one I have of my folks does to me.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 5:36PM
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olliesmom

Praying right now. Such a sweet looking couple.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 6:22PM
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Lyban

My3dogs,
May your mom RIP.
I am thinking of you and hoping the memories can help you through this difficult time.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 6:42PM
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sis3

Sending you cyber hugs. So, so sorry for your loss. I have a very elderly Mum too and can't even think about how painful it will be to lose her. I hope you soon find peace and healing and I wish you many joyous returns of all the happy memories you and your Mum shared over your lifetime.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 7:06PM
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texanjana

I am so sorry for the loss of your mom, and hope you find comfort and peace in your memories of her. She sounds like a wonderful mom.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 7:08PM
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flowerpwr45

What a lovely couple. Sorry for your loss.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 7:55PM
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kswl2

What a handsome pair, m3d, that is a wonderful photo!

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 8:04PM
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bethpen

M3D, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. It's a lovely photo that you shared. I'm sure your mom will always be nearby watching over you.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 8:40PM
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melsouth

Heartfelt condolences to you, M3D.
How wonderful for you to have had a great mom.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 9:03PM
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mary_lu_gw

So sorry to hear of your loss. Hold close the wonderful memories and know that she is always near watching over you.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 11:08PM
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mitchdesj

What sad news, good luck to you in your grieving time; that picture is so lovely, what a sweet couple.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 5:10AM
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