I have been away for a while. I am away more than I am here.
As some of you may know, I have been caring for my ill mother. She has been on dialysis since 2007. She decided almost 2 weeks ago to stop dialysis. She is in a hospital bed in the living room under hospice care. My 2 sisters and some other family are here. Lots of friends and family have been by.
She has had no fluids or food since Sunday night. She has not been lucid since Sunday night. She hasn’t been to the bathroom since Sunday night. I think she has 1-3 days left.
My sisters and other family have taken it all pretty well. But, it has been harder for them than for me. I have been in the middle of the situation for 4 years. I am mostly numb to it all.
All of her final arrangements are made. The pastor was here this evening. Everything is well.
I have not had any interest in politics or most anything lately which explains my absence. After it is all over, I hope to be around more often and engage in good debate and such.
This post is not to collect a bunch of sympathy and attention. I will gladly accept and appreciate any good wishes. I simply needed to write some of this down and vent some pressure.
I hope all is well and good with you all:)