Monday, August 06, 2012

Continuing...

These are not significant lilies, just the ones in the dining room.

Thank you so much for your kind thoughts. My mum struggles on. She's very weak and sometimes extremely confused but, as she said apologetically today, "I'm afraid I'm fighting it." The nurses are amazed that she's still here but I'm a bit less amazed because this was the fourth time that some very nice medical person had prepared me for the worst and then Mum rallied. Well, rallied a bit. She can't manage to hold the weight of a plastic beaker and sleeps most of the time. But the heart beats on.

14 comments:

VioletSky said...

I feel for you all.
and have been through that rallying round scenario, which is difficult for everyone.
I believe she can feel your love and presence.

persiflage said...

Your mother has her loving family with her, which is such a gift and blessing. Thinking of you, and more hugs.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

I continue to pray for you all...It brings up said memories from the death of my husband. This is part of life, but such a hard part of it.

magsmcc said...

My mother and her youngest sister are daily visiting their oldest sister who is very ill in ICU. At some point machines will be turned off. It maks me think that this is no way for a woman of strong and determined mind to go. But then, what control do we have? I think courage is our only choice. I wish you moments of beauty to inspire and console.

Relatively Retiring said...

Thinking of you, and hoping that there will be a time of peace for you all.

Annie said...

Thinking of you and sending you virtual hugs

Marcheline said...

Well, magsmcc said it best, I think. Wishing you "moments of beauty to inspire and console". Add to that some hot tea, your favorite treat, and a walk outside under the full moon.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Isabelle. After a rough night with my Mum, this has made me cry. This Mum thing is not for the faint of heart. Sending peace and hugs to both of you.

Lucy said...

Hard, but that's how it is. She has a right to fight as long as she can and will. Wishing you more strength and courage.

Stomper Girl said...

It must be so stressful for you. The will to live is just so strong, I guess. She sounds quite remarkable, your Mum.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

This must be so sad and stressfull for all of you , including your poor mother .... You're all being very brave .

Fairlie said...

After a long blog absence, I've just caught up on your past two months of posts. It has certainly been a roller coaster of highs and lows. I'm thinking of you at this time, with your mum so ill. I'm sure it must be very hard for you. Hugs.

libby said...

How awful for all of you...sending hugs.

Amy said...

Hugs. I have no words, just hugs.