I appreciate all of you so very much. The support of this forum over the years has been beyond anything that I ever expected ... deep gratitude for all of you.
I sit bedside tonight as I write to you. Swallowing is extremely low, and we are managing ice chips, yogurt, applesauce, pureed fruits / vegetables, but not much. One day this week, it took hours to get down a small yogurt --- I just do not know how long her body can do this. Her weight loss is significant -- her breathing is shallow -- I keep checking her oxygen, and it sits around 93 ... sigh.
She is sleeping alot. Not alot of elimination -- I had to do a suppository, and expect to have to do it again -- her bowels just are not moving much. She is becoming weaker by the day.
We celebrated her 76th birthday on November 14th, and I offered a Birthday Open House for 3 hours -- allowing family and friends to come by and wish her a birthday wish in person. I truly believe that she enjoyed seeing all the familiar faces. I am grateful for those that stopped by.
Thank you all for the continued support and love.
Kim & Marlene (Momma)