Thursday, July 9, 2015

Yesterday was a hard day

This is a picture of my Mother and her Grandson, my son and 5 of her 7 Great Grandkids. She has one more Granddaughter and two Great Grandsons.

Yesterday the decision was made to call Hospice for my Mother. She agreed to it and I had to make the call. Her illness is getting to the point where I am going to need help. It seems such a final decision.

I know she still can live for a while, but the direction the illness is taking is a little above my head as far as the correct care.

We have an appointment with the social worker this morning. I dread this day, but it maybe will be a relief to get the help. At least I hope it will.

I have lots of things to do in the next couple weeks before the wedding and I need to stay focused to get everything done. Today is planned and then I need to get some things done in my own house so the health department doesn't shut me down. I did get a vacuum run in part of the house yesterday to get the big chunks up.

Off here to get the rest of my day started. Need my to go bag ready and also need to go to the bank and do some business there. I should go to the store and buy some groceries also. Not enough hours in the day. Chris


Katie M. said...

Hospice is a tough decision, but you know in your heart (and head) that it's necessary and a blessing to be available. Sometimes you need to think of the safety for the person who is ill. As much as we'd like to think we can do it all, we can't. Remember to take time for yourself, even if it's just 15 minutes to do something that brings you peace. You can't take care of others if you're not taking care of you! My prayers are with you and your family. And what a beautiful picture! With families as spread out as they are these days, it's wonderful to see so many together....

barbara woods said...

i remember it well we called them ten years ago for my mom