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March 5th, 2008


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02:01 pm - Mom going to Hospice
My mom is going into hospice today. At 4pm they will remove all life support. She was on a ventalator. This is something she didn't want and didn't want any extraordinary measures taken. However, it turns out that my brother lost guardianship of her and her care was taken over by a guardian care corporation. They were willing to work with us and so we will be able to get my mom off life support. I don't expect her to last very long.

It will be a relief. Alzheimer's had devestated her and left her an empty shell of a person. All semblence of any quality of life is gone. And after watching her own mother die from the same disease, didn't want to end up on life support.

The hospital she is in has a hospice wing and she will be moved there, providing she doesn't pass away immediately after removing the breathing tube.
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From:viedansante
Date:March 5th, 2008 07:03 pm (UTC)
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Blessings to her, you, and your family.
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From:uberrod
Date:March 6th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC)
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Thank you. It is a relief that the Guardian Care place was willing to work with us.
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From:uberrod
Date:March 6th, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)
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*HUG* back at ya.
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From:tchipakkan
Date:March 5th, 2008 07:07 pm (UTC)
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I wish you health during this difficult time. I'm sure your mother is going to be happy, but to remember to take care of yourself as well. Bless you and your whole family.
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From:uberrod
Date:March 6th, 2008 04:27 am (UTC)
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Thank you. It was a bit strange. After they removed all of the life support things, her vitals actually stabilized. Her heart rate lowered, her blood oxygen went up. She is still failing, but at least she is much more comfortable. And that's the important part.
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From:prophet_maid
Date:March 5th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
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I'm so sorry.
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From:uberrod
Date:March 6th, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)
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Thank you.
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From:sihaya09
Date:March 5th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
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My thoughts are with you and your family, darling.
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From:uberrod
Date:March 6th, 2008 04:31 am (UTC)
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Thank you so much. It will be a relief when she is no longer suffering.
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From:dragynphyre
Date:March 5th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
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so sorry to hear this, much love is being sent westward to you and Liz during this time
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From:uberrod
Date:March 6th, 2008 04:31 am (UTC)
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Thank you very much. I really appreciate it.
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From:west_
Date:March 5th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
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You're a good son: honoring her and her wishes, in such an incredibly hard time.

Strength and love to you and yours.
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From:uberrod
Date:March 6th, 2008 04:36 am (UTC)
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Thanks. I owe it to her to make sure her passing is dignified.
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From:duriyah
Date:March 5th, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
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I'm so sorry. Peace and strength to you and your family.
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From:uberrod
Date:March 6th, 2008 04:37 am (UTC)
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Thank you.
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From:moonstone1220
Date:March 5th, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC)
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* Hugs* to you and Liz . You and your family will be in my prayers
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From:uberrod
Date:March 6th, 2008 04:40 am (UTC)
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Thank you. Hugs back to you!
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From:qorinda
Date:March 5th, 2008 09:56 pm (UTC)
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*hugs*

What a difficult decision. And yet, somehow peaceful.

I wish you strength, blessings, and perseverence through this time.

Edited at 2008-03-05 09:56 pm (UTC)
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From:uberrod
Date:March 6th, 2008 04:41 am (UTC)
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Yes, I feel much better now. As I said, it is a relief.
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From:triskele
Date:March 5th, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC)
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Hope it goes as smoothly as possible.

::hugs::
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From:uberrod
Date:March 6th, 2008 04:44 am (UTC)
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Thanks. Well, my mom was just moved into Hospice a half hour ago. Around 10:30pm. It's just a matter of time now.
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From:romandruid
Date:March 6th, 2008 02:29 am (UTC)
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I'm so sorry. My love and warm wishes to you and your family. May the Ancestors welcome your mother into their loving arms, and may you and your loved ones find peace in her passing. *hugs*
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From:uberrod
Date:March 6th, 2008 04:51 am (UTC)
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Thank you. Now that she's off that painful looking breathing tube, we are all feeling much better.
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From:uberrod
Date:March 6th, 2008 04:47 am (UTC)
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Thank you. That will mean a lot to me.
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From:kargach
Date:March 6th, 2008 06:42 am (UTC)
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I'll keep her and the rest of your family in my prayers tonight.
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From:road_trip_judi
Date:March 6th, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)
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I'm so sorry. You and Liz will be in our thoughts.
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From:uberrod
Date:March 8th, 2008 06:45 am (UTC)
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Thank you.

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