Monday, May 19, 2008

Leaving On A Jet Plane

This morning my mother and I decided that we needed to head to Orlando to see my Grandmother Ruth while she was still alive. I will be flying down first thing in the morning. I am glad we made that decision, as this was the update today on her Care Page from my aunts...

"Mom's condition has worsened, she's not aware of anything around her and we don't think she can see today. She does not acknowledge us or follow any commands. She has started having difficulty in swallowing and will soon be unable to. So, the next heartbreaking decision had to be made. We met with two of her doctors again, and we are all in agreement that it's the appropriate time to discontinue her care and feeding tube in order to honor her wishes. The doctors feel that Mom would have no more than a week.

We met with a social worker to discuss inpatient hospice care, we toured and chose a facility close to us. Mom will be moved tomorrow."

5 comments:

Billee said...

Hi, Angel. I'm so sorry to hear of this difficult time for you and your family. Please know that we are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers, wishing you peace and strength. Please be sure to give our best to your mom too!

Susie said...

We're praying for you, Angel, and for Grandmother Ruth. I'm glad that you and your mom can go down and see her. {{{HUGS}}}

Jamie said...

Praying!

Mamma D said...

Hugs and prayers for you!

Lea said...

So sorry to hear about this difficult time for your family and praying that your grandmother passes quickly and painlessly. I'll say a prayer for you, your grandmother and your family.

My grandmother's funeral was one week ago today. Had she lived 5 more days, she would have been 97 years old. She was a wonderful Christian woman. God is good!