On August 10th, mom agreed to begin working with hospice. As a family, we think that is the right choice. We had a good, yet brief, experience with hospice last year with my dad. We will certainly get to know our hospice team much more than we did when they were assisting my dad. My dad was on hospice for 6 or 7 days. Mom has told us repeatedly that she intends to stay on hospice for so long they kick her off the program because she isn't "sick enough". I hope she is right. In the mean time, we had our first family hospice meeting this past saturday to discuss options. We feel comfortable with them and we look forward to welcoming them into our lives.
Mom has spent the past few days with Angie and Shannon at the Alderbrook Resort, getting massages and eating good food. I have spoken with her a few times and it sounds like she is having a blast. She gets home today and I'm sure she is going to be exhausted... in a good way. That's what we like to see.