By some miracle, Grandma made it through the holidays. She’s definitely looking worse — Mom’s been having a lot of trouble coaxing her out of bed the past couple of days. But she seemed to enjoy Christmas, and we never expected her to make it this long, so we’re not complaining. You have to be […]
The past few weekends, I’ve started sitting at Grandma’s so she’s not left alone while Mom goes to church. And I’ve discovered something that I used to know, years ago when I did some house-sitting, but had forgotten: there’s great pleasure to be found in hanging out alone at someone else’s house.
Yes, technically, I’m […]
Mom signed the hospice papers yesterday, so I feel like we’ve done all we can to prepare for whatever happens with Grandma. That’s a big, big relief.
A friend at church said they used the same hospice facility for her father and were extremely pleased with the care he received. She also said the personnel […]
When Grandma was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer 2 months ago, I urged Mom to learn about hospice. Everything I’d read was positive, and having been through a lot of scary drama during the last few days of my grandfather’s life, I strongly felt that this time we needed to be smart, be prepared, and […]
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