I'm sorry to hear that, Lyd.
If you're worried (silly comment, of course you're worried) you can always call hospice and have one of the nurses come check on your mom. Or call her doctor and get some advice.
I remember being so tired that I didn't know which way was up. Do you have help, so you can maybe put your feet up or get out for a few minutes to clear your head? The hospice should offer some kind of respite care, where you get a break to regroup.
Are YOU eating? taking care of yourself? There were days that I couldn't recall the last meal I had. That was usually followed by a near-collapse from lack of energy.
I'll keep in touch, and I'm usually around somewhere if you need to talk.
Well, I just wanted to let you know that my mom passed away Saturday, July 23, 2005.
She was very sick and she was not herself anymore. I am at peace because I know that she is resting now and is no longer in pain. She was ready and wanted the torture to end. I miss her greatly and don't know how I am going to live without my mom, but I know that she is in a better place.
Thanks for the support and the words of advise.
Just wanted to ask how you're doing and let you know that we're thinking about you.
Please message if you need to talk.
Fiance had HCV, cirrhosis, ESLD, ascites, and portal hypertension. Was transplanted June 2004. Now, on interferon and ribavirin. Hepatitis C is back.
Welcome, jlm. I'm glad we're here for you, but I am so sorry that you need us.
Post Edited By Moderator (DesertJules) : 8/13/2005 3:10:42 PM (GMT-6)
What a wonderful message! I can feel the positive energy.
Sounds as though you're getting a real handle on the meds, diet, fluids, and attitude balance. Kudos! It's not easy, but it is incredibly satisfying to find that balance and see the positive results in the ones we love.
I have been where you are. One of the ways I kept sane was to never look beyond the instant I was living. And laugh - often and well! It's very difficult to find humor in the day-to-day battles, but it is there. I posted about one of Mark's really bad days in the hospital in a thread here, somewhere. We still laugh hysterically about what his roommate must have thought.
God bless and keep you strong. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help.
How are you doing?
[I moved your post to a new thread, so that it wouldn't get lost.]
How did the meeting with the attorney go? And, how are you and Bryant doing?
God Bless. Let us know if we can help in any way.
I'm so glad to hear that your mom's doing better.
Hope your computer's feeling better, too! (I'd be lost without my laptop.)