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)
Happy Birthday, Marlene! You look so tidy and well cared for - and happy! Beautiful flowers too.
Mine is the day after yours!
Hang in there both of you. Enjoy each other's company for as long as you have left!
Prayers and big hugs to both of you.
Jen XXX XXX
Thank you Jen! Happy Birthday to you! She is my Queen, and so very easy to love. She received so many flower deliveries -- our home is full and beautiful arrangements everywhere. xo Kim