Thursday, October 6, 2011

Hanging on for dear life

Please walk with me
This is the HOSPICE
where my mom has been for
for one week now.
Suite 3
Royal Canadian Legion
In Honour of all Veterans
Interesting that they put her in this room since my dad was a war vet
that lost both legs during WWII. 
 This is the beautiful dining room.
The big kitchen where the volunteers prepare the meals for patients and for family.

The special QUILT that mom will have over her body
when she leaves HOSPICE.
They light a candle for 24 hrs. 
Dignity. 
One of many rooms to make you feel comfortable. 

Beautiful stained glass wall in the formal living room.
A stuffed dog in front of the fire place : ) 
Volunteers make tea cosies and slippers to raise money for HOSPICE
I bought that pretty one on the tea pot and some slippers.
Each Saturday someone comes and plays the piano. 
The hall I've been walking. 
The WONDERFUL HOSPICE nursing staff's office is on the right. 

 
I came home yesterday for a little TLC. 
Sister Lolotte was with us saying prayers. I was so thankful. 
Your phone calls and messages have been so
therapeutic for this girl.
I'm on my way back this morning.


As of today mom has not had any food or water for
10 days. Her kidneys have shut down. 
Her is now slowing down.
Her breathing is shallow. 
TIME, just TIME.



26 comments:

Christie said...

Praying round the clock for you, dear one. Peace will come.
Much love and more hugs,
Christie

Kimberly said...

So so sorry to read this post. Of course it made me cry and made me think of my Mom. She didn't eat or drink anything for about 7 days and her kidneys shut down also. Sending you a hug and strength - I know this is not an easy time. xoxo

Sara said...

saying a prayer for you and your mom. For peace, comfort and yes dignity, so important.
I will be there soon with this,almost, same situation with my sweet mother.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Just as you have discribed, the hospice is a very comfy place. Families need
a peaceful feeling on this part of your journey. It brought tears to my eyes when I read that on Saturdays someone comes plays the piano -- what a gift for you all. Music does sooth the soul.

I love you.
Claudia

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, Claudie,
I am crying now because my mom passed away due to her kidneys. She lived a long life, and her kids were all around in her sweet house that we grew up in. I know what you're going through, love, and please give your mom and hug for me when you see her.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Jen said...

Thinking of you. My Mom lasted 7 days at the stage your Mom is now. I know how heart wrenching these past 10 days have been. Don't forget to take care of yourself - easily done.

Hugs and prayers

Jeannette

jeanne said...

Claudie dear, we were out all morning and I am just now checking my email. It was very special talking to you yesterday. You and your family are taking up so much space in my heart right now. My love and prayers are with you day and night.

This Hospice hospital is beautiful and I know you and your family find peace in their care. Your mom is in the best place possible.

I love you dearly,
Jeanne xoxoxo

~CC Catherine said...

Precious Sweetie...Thanks for sharing this special home that has been gracious to your Momma, and your family. It's places like this that make times like this bearable and even make the time you spend together in your final days with her comforting and peaceful. My prayer is that she meets Jesus soon! Love you friend...xoxo To the Moon & Back.
~CC

Julie Harward said...

Such a blessing to have at this time ion her life...watch for her to be surrounded by heavenly beings, they will come to take her home. Sending you my love. :D

LuLu Kellogg said...

I love you more than you know. I walk beside you lifting you up.

All my Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

She'sSewPretty said...

My heart goes out to you Claudie. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Val said...

Much love, Claudette, and peace to both you and your dear mom for the steps ahead.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Claudie I am wrapping you in my arms and sending you love and strength! Praying for you and your Mom.
Love you much my friend,
Linda

Sandy Michelle said...

Gosh I feel so bad! I'm sending a virtual hug your way. Hang in there :(

Sandy

Designs By Pinky said...

Claudie, when I saw the picture of your Mom's hands I gasped, it looks like MY Mom's hands near the end. It won't be long now. Be still and hold her hand. Tears are running down my face for you. XO, Pinky

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Claudie, I Pray God keeps you strong until he comes and takes your moms hand. Love to you sweet friend.

Debbie

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

dear Claudie, my heart aches for you, soon your sweet mama will be at peace. I know this is a difficult time, sending you a hug.
(())

wendy said...

little tears falling on my computer.
We've talked
You know how I feel....
she will be home soon.
sending all the love I can

wendy said...

and the Hospice is indeed a peaceful, beautiful place to be
your pictures were beautiful

Judi said...

Claudie *tight hugs*
...a lovely place she is at now and a more beautiful place she will go on to....it is difficult and it takes great strength for family and friends to go through this. You are in my thoughts...
Judi

Average Girl said...

Oh Claudie you are in my heart and in my thoughts... I wish I lived closer just to give you a little hug and tell you that it will be all okay, even when you are doubting it... My prayers are being sent to you lovely mom, who has given us lovely you. xxoo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I am here with you, with the rest of the girls. I am in tears, but my heart is also slowing down at this moment of stress as I know I must go out the door to work. I am slowing down to think of your mère, your lovely momma who has given US YOU....bless you as you walk down this journey of life and beyond. LOVE TO YOU MY DEAR, Anita

Jennifer Hayslip said...

Claudie, Im thinking of you during this time. Your dear sweet Mother is in a beautiful place and at peace.
Love you sweet friend!
XOXO
Jenn

Loretta said...

Claudette, I am so very sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy! In time you will have all these loving memories of her to cherish and fill that loss in your heart with warmth of her and her love for you. God Bless and keep you in his Warmth and Loving Arms! Respectfully, Claudette

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Claudie, I am in tears for you! I'm so sorry, precious. I just wish I was there to do something for you. Please know, that we are walking this hall with you, and that you are ever close in thoughts and prayers. I have been there so I know what it is you are feeling.

Sending great big magpie hugs and all tender, loving thoughts to my sweet girl...

XO,

Sheila

Annesphamily said...

You are just beautiful lady with a beautiful heart for writing in ties of sadness. I will always be praying here. Love to you! Anne