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Mom died quietly this morning. In the respite care facility at the hospital, she was surrounded by the sounds of family, and all the comfort that could be given. The hospice people were great.

I have many thoughts to process.  This wasn't about me; it was about seeing Mom out as well as could be done, and I think that happened.  The family showed only a very brief flare-up of conflict and that quickly went away and we came together for Mom, as it should be.  She was, as housemate says, one of the good ones.

Many thanks to Z. for feats of driving and sitting, and many condolences - she lost a good friend when Mom died.

Somewhere between my last post and the last few days spent with family at Mom's side, I was in the ICU for 3.5 days, and had to cut a deal to get out of the hospital the following day, and have been plagued by confused, well-meaning, and somewhat inappropriately excited doctors since.  Long story short, I feel physically good, and better every day, and with every reason to make measured and careful decisions, and to view some doctors' trains of thought with a little skepticism, as they appear to only have bothered to listen to part of the story.
On this front too I have many thoughts to process.

Boss, and the job in general, have been very patient and accommodating.

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manintheboat
Dec. 2nd, 2014 04:41 am (UTC)
My thoughts are with you.
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Friending welcome, but lurking is fine too.

Constructive criticism is also welcome - whatever it is, trust me, I've heard worse.

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