Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The curtain is almost down

After more farewells than Nellie Melba, Mum has finally taken the stage for the last time.
It is now a matter of days then hours. I stayed all night, Sunday and almost crippled myself in a monster of a chair. So now we are staggering the visits until she drifts into a coma and will be moved to the Lavender Room, with comfy chairs and a soothing fish tank to watch.
Doc Marvin has been wonderful. To clear away the monsters she has been so frightened of, he's ordered special meds and morphine has taken away any pain. 
She has gone downhill in a matter of days and the staff have come in from their days off to say goodbye although not in so many words.
I will be back at some stage.

18 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Oceans of caring.

DK said...

wishing you love and strength. Your mother sounds like she was an amazing woman and I have no doubt that you take after her. Dotson.

River said...

I saw your title and got teary straight away. It's been a long hard road, but peace is in sight now for her. Know that I'm thinking of you every minute.
xoxoxo

Andrew said...

It does feel a bit Nellie Melba. Your mum is probably in a quite peaceful state now. I hope the experience goes well for you. You will probably alternate between relief, grief and memories, all part of the process. Two stiff Bombay Sapphires followed by a good out loud open bawling your eyes out is very therapeutic.

Frances said...

You have been such a good daughter, CopperWitch.

Ann ODyne said...

love from me and I second all the comments from friends above esp the cathartic bawling with some Bombay.
x x

Gay Curmudgeon said...

I read every post you make and, being a skilled lurker, don't often comment. My thoughts are with you, m'dear. Hold time for your mother, for your family, but also for yourself. Much love.

JahTeh said...

My dear bloggers, take every death scene from every Opera and she's playing them all. Yesterday, she sat up, eyes bright and drank a glass of orange juice. I walked in the same time as Doc Marvin and he was stunned. He patted my shoulder and said sorry about the rollercoaster. We'll see what today brings, probably my stroke.

JahTeh said...

Never mind the cathartic bawling, pressing the wrong button on the pokie machine and winning $284 is much better although I nearly dropped my beer and fell off the stool.

Elephant's Child said...

About time something pleasant happened.
What treats are you going to get for yourself? You really, really deserve them...

Sir Marshall Stacks said...

$284? hot damn there really is a god to send you a ray of light in a dark week.
The little things keep one going.
x x

Sir Marshall Stacks said...

Five days on and I do hope YOU are OK and not having to constantly rush from here to there and back.
x x

Myst_72 said...

Sending love xxx

Fenstar de Luxe said...

Thinking of you my dear xx

River said...

Let us know if there is anything we can do to help.xoxo

Middle Child said...

I haven't been on blogger much of latter months - Anne O'Dyne let me know. No pretty words will make it better. I am sorry. It's been a long road and you have stuck it out as we must with our family. This was posted 2nd dec so unsure how things are now. Please accept my best wishes

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