I would like to start this by saying Thank you to all of you who have been praying for me and my Mom.
Rick and I were suppose to be on vacation this week. We had reservations for 9 days in Port Aransas. I was worried because I knew Mom was not well. She was diagnosed with Liver Cancer in May of 2007. She struggled with all the trips to the doctor for chemo.
She lost all her hair and then got it back.
She was so excited that Rick and I were getting away for a few days of fun in the sun.
Wednesday morning June 18th she woke up in terrible pain. So bad that she called her neighbor and asked for her to take her to the doctor....but not to tell me she was feeling bad. She did not want to worry me.
The doctor sent her to the hospital for tests. Cat scan and such., They found that the cancer was progressing.
The neighbor called to inform me of what was going on.
I went to the hospital and when I walked into the room Mom got upset and wanted to know why I was not at work and shouldn't I be getting ready for my vacation?
I told her I had canceled it and she got very angry with me and insisted that I call back to reschedule to trip.
I told her I would later and she said....now.
By the next day she found out bad news from the results of the test. The doctor told me that there was no more treatments her body could withstand .
And not to leave town. I canceled once more.
The doctor said that we had two choices. Hospice in a home or to come home and take care of her with the help of Hospice as needed.
It was a rough week.
Mom slowly got worse.
At one point she told me no more medicine.
Then she stopped eating. Hospices was called in for 24 hour care.
She slept alot.
After two days of not talking or opening her eyes I walked in the next morning and said....Good Morning. She opened her eyes and smiled and said...Good Morning!
I almost fell through the floor. She seemed so much better and alert.
Then she asked for Rick.
She asked him. "Where am I?"
He said that she was home and we were taking care of her.
She sighed and gave a disgusted look and went back to sleep.
Many times she said she went to Heaven and was mad that she woke up and was still here.
Last night I couldn't go to sleep.
Finally I decided I should try.
I went in to say good night and she was awake.
The nurse said she was declining.
I asked her if she wanted me to sing her the same song as I sang to Daddy and she moved her eyebrows up and down....which meant yes
After I finished sing Somewhere Over The Rainbow to her she took 2 more breaths and left for Heaven.
She passed away at 1:00 in the morning.
I will miss her quick wit and funny jokes.
I will miss her smile.
I will miss her wiggling her eyebrows.
I love you Mom.
You are with Daddy and Christi now.
I will miss you so much.