Monday, March 02, 2009
This is a sad post to write...my mom passed away on February 18th after her Alzheimer's just got the best of her. She was only 67 years young. She was full of life and I will miss her terribly.
She had gone downhill quite a bit when I saw her in November. Raymond (in the chair) who is her second husband had been caring for her and it got to be too much. He put her into a home down in Florida and I believe she just gave up after that. My brother and I flew down to Florida to see where she was at and the place was very nice. I was surprised. Hospice came in and was caring for her 24/7 since this place was not for anyone in advanced stages of Alzheimer's. When it was clear that my mom would not get better, hospice moved her to their care center. I was home for two days and then my husband and I drove down to Florida to be with her. I left on a Tuesday and she passed away on Wednesday night. I can only take comfort in the fact that she is now at peace with my father.
Its hard to believe that I have no parents anymore. Sometimes it does not seem real to me. Most days I do ok if I keep busy and don't think about things too much.
Anyway, I thought you all should know why I have not been around. I will get back to posting my newest cards and things when I'm up to it. So, please hang in there with me.
See you soon......