I just wanted to let you know that further to my post last week where I said that my sister and I were having to watch my mums final days at the dementia nursing home, that she said goodbye to us on Friday.
Although she had been struggling with the chest infection for almost two weeks, the end was pretty quick, and she hardly suffered. I think she was ready to go.
My sister was there at the end, and she held her hand and talked to her all the way through. Unfortunately I wasn't there, and missed it by just under ten minutes, as I was putting my shoes on having got changed after work to go in for that evenings visit when I got the phone call from Lynne. I'm just glad that one of us was there.
She had a good life, lots of fun to be around, tended to be popular in groups of people, and despite the dementia, sometimes still popped up with little one liners at the home which sent us and the carers into giggles.
Thanks Mum, you were awesome, you and Dad who left us in 2007 did a good job for me and Lynne, and we'll never forget that.