Feb 08, 2014 - 10:46 am
Starting today my mom begins hospice. She is 71, she has arhythmia, pneumonia, COPD, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, triple bypass, and just recently her left kidney has died and her right is operating at less than 30%. She has lost a lot of weight and is down to 87 pounds. When my dad used hospice in 2009 it was for three weeks. I don't know for how long mom will need their service. I will be providing her care at night.
Of course when death is this close it makes me think of my own journey. I feel like I dodged that bullet in 2012. Death seems to always be hanging around the corners of my life, today it has pulled up a chair and is sitting right at the family table. I don't like it.
Prayers are welcomed.