Things continue to change with my mom. She meets with her hospice team a few days a week and she really seems to like the ladies who are assigned to her. They do all they can to keep her comfortable. She is on a number of pain medicines and anti-anxiety drugs which seem to help when she starts coughing. Her coughing attacks can happen at any time but they seem to be worse in the middle of the night... often waking up every two hours to the feeling of being suffocated. It is scary for her, and we all hate to see how it effects her body when she is struggling to breathe. The reality is, her breathing is very limited these days and she often needs to be medicated just to recover from the painful coughing attacks. Her comfort, and happiness, is the most important thing for all of us.
We will continue to live life to the fullest and enjoy each day, but we are certainly living with a purpose more than ever. We will try to do a better job of updating the blog, but you can always call her house if you want to get a quick update on her status.
Thank you for your well wishes-