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My mother died early this morning.  Those who've been reading this journal for a while may remember that she's been and out of hospitals for the past couple of years with congestive heart failure and other problems, that she broke her hip at the beginning of July and that accelerated the decline.  My sister did miracles of care, and there were very good days over these past three months that she was able to enjoy, and in her own home.  Even at the end she wasn't in deep pain, but she'd become so frail that her skin tore easily, there was constant aching, it did hurt greatly when she needed to be moved onto her side or adjusted in bed, the other conditions were getting worse, and there was no hope of turning any of it around.  She went quietly in a sleep that had been increasing troubled lately, but last night wasn't.  She's fully at rest now, at peace.



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Oct. 12th, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry for your loss.
Oct. 12th, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
Oct. 12th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)

You must be tired.
Oct. 12th, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
*hugs back* I didn't do anything. Couldn't. She was 600 miles away.
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Oct. 12th, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you. She did, and that is a kindness, that it happened that way.
Oct. 12th, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC)

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam,

May her soul be on Gods right side.
Oct. 12th, 2009 09:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you. She was a good person, I'm sure she is, and that she's with my dad now, too, if such things exist.
Oct. 12th, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
I'm very glad her death was peaceful, but I'm very very sorry for your loss.
Oct. 13th, 2009 02:02 am (UTC)
Thank you.
Oct. 13th, 2009 12:28 am (UTC)

I'm so sorry. Even when a death is timely, it's not easy.
Oct. 13th, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
*hugs back* Thank you. She was 85, it's true, and that's a good lifespan. May I live so long.
Oct. 13th, 2009 12:34 am (UTC)
My condolences.
Oct. 13th, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
Thank you.
Oct. 13th, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
I'm glad she's at peace, but I'm sorry for your loss. :-(
Oct. 14th, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you.

Edited at 2009-10-14 02:22 pm (UTC)
Oct. 13th, 2009 12:06 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry for your loss.
Oct. 14th, 2009 02:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
Oct. 13th, 2009 03:09 pm (UTC)
I am sorry for your loss, and glad it was as peaceful as it could be.
Oct. 14th, 2009 02:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Yes, that part was good. We were worried that things would get more difficult, more painful and stressful for her, before the end, and we're glad that didn't happen.
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