Saturday, October 07, 2006



Mom is going into hospice. She is refusing food and water. At this rate, they believe it will be only a week or two and she will be gone. She is continuing to scream and rant at nothing - she is being tortured by demons only her Alzheimer's brain can see. She needs to be at peace - that is what I pray for.

40 comments:

catslady said...

I'm truly sorry, Bailey. But I agree that there comes a time when sometimes you just have to let go. I guess for both of you. You have done all that you could have and that should bring you some comfort. You also need a time to rest and heal. I'll be thinking of you both. Take care.

jeanne

Carol said...

Oh Eve, I'm so sorry! It sounds like it is for the best and your mom will soon be out of her misery. I hope she goes peacefully! My prayers and thoughts will be with you and your family. Take care of yourself. Big Hugs!

Deana said...

Eve I am sorry. How could someone that looks so beautiful and happy in that younger photo...how could her mind just leave her? It isn't fair. I hope she finds peace. I hope you find peace. I hope you get a chance to live life. You have done so much for your mother...you couldn't have done more. Hopefully that will comfort you.
Again I am so very sorry. I am sending you a big hug.

Scott said...

My goodness. Be strong Eve. I'll be praying for you, and praying is not something I do often. I really hope you are ok.

raine said...

Bailey, sending love and hugs.

I hope she finds rest and peace.
But most of all, I hope you do too.

If you need anyone to talk to, I'm here, hon.

Sigrun said...

Oh, Eve, I'm so sorry that you have to go through this. Alzheimer's can change a person so much. I know it changed my mother on many fronts but nothing as severe as this. Please, please don't let it affect you at all if possible--though I know a part of you will be wondering if you could have prevented this. I know I often thought so. But blame the illness, only the illness. I'm still praying for you both, but especially for you.

I can't express all that I'm thinking right now. Just trust that God knows what is best. This was not his plan. However, I do believe that God can turn it to good. And don't ever think that you did anything wrong or could have done anything more for her. I so admire your patience and loving care for her. Think of the good times now and concentrate on healing from this time of testing.

Hugs and prayers. You are precious.

Jordan Summers said...

Bailey/Eve, (((Hugs))) I am so sorry that you and your mother have to go through this. I hope you can both find peace in this turbulent time. You're in my thoughts.

Sasha White said...

More hugs and prayers coming your way. You are a strong person, but please know that you have friends here , praying fro you and your mom.

Lis said...

Oh sweetie, I'm so so sorry for you and your mom that you have to go through this *huge hugs to both of you* Prayers and angels headed your way, I'll light my candle from Lourdes tonight for you. Just know your in my thoughts.
Much love and hugs

Lis

Olga said...

Bailey, I'm so sorry to hear what you're going through. Lots of hugs and prayers for you.

Rene said...

Eve, I'm so sorry, I know this has been such a difficult journey for you. I can't imagine what you are going through. I wish I could be there to help. My thoughts are with you.

Marty said...

Oh, Eve, I'm praying with you and for you both. Deana is right--it isn't fair, and I pray peace for your family.

Joely Sue Burkhart said...

Bailey, your entire family is in my prayers. HUGS,
Joely

Meretta said...

Eve,

I send you and your mom my love and my thoughts. Take the best of care and remember we are all hear for you. Many many hugs.

Meretta.

Meretta said...

Here. We are HERE for you.

Toni Anderson said...

(((((Eve)))))

Get some rest if you can.

anne frasier said...

what a cruel disease. i'm so sorry you and your mom have had to suffer from it.


what a beautiful photo.

christa said...

I'll be thinking and praying for you and your family. I pray that she finds the peace she seeks.
Hugs to you.

Brandy said...

Oh Bailey, I am so very sorry. You have been a wonderful daughter to your Mother. We continue to pray for you, and know that this decision was hard for you, but was best for your Mother. Your Mother looks so full of life in the picture you have posted. Remember her that way, know that even though her mind has betrayed her, her heart must still love you. I pray fr peace fr you and your Mother. Many hugs and much love being sent your way.

Daisy Dexter Dobbs said...

Oh, Eve, honey, I am so very sorry. Please know that you and your dear mother are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kate Hardy said...

Eve, I'm so sorru - you're both in my thoughts. Huge hugs and you know where I am if you need me. xx

Nicolette said...

I was so sorry to hear about your mum. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Julie Cohen said...

Kate Hardy sent me over to give you hugs.

((((((Hugs)))))) to you and to your mom, too. I hope she finds peace, and you too.

Siobhan said...

Dear Eve,

You've been through so much and now you have to go through this. It isn't fair. I have tears in my eyes and will be thinking of you and praying. Be brave and strong! But look after yourself too and try to get some rest! You come across as a wonderful person and deserve a life of your own one day when all this has passed. You're such a good daughter to your mom and I'm sure, deep down, she knows that. Love and hugs,

Siobhan xx

Bernita said...

It's bitter hard.
God keep.

Diane said...

Yes, she needs that peace, a blessed release. Thoughts and hugs and love with you as ever.

Michele said...

Oh, Bailey - Major hugs and cyber support.

Hospice is wonderful though. My Godmother who passed away four weeks ago was put into their care and it was the best thing.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Mom during this heartbreaking time.

Stacy Dawn said...

Oh Eve, I'm so terribly sorry. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your mother, and your family.

Sue aka MsCreativity said...

Praying for peace for you all.
Hugs,
Sue

Saskia Walker said...

I'm so sorry to see this news, sending hugs and thinking of you both.

KimW said...

I'm so sorry, Bailey. Life seems so unfair at times. I'm glad that you have people there to help you through this. Take the time away that you need. I hope that your mother can find that peace soon.

Tori Lennox said...

Bailey, I'm so sorry. I can't imagine how hard this must be on you. *hugs*

Anonymous said...

Eve-

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your mother. I hope you both find peace and know that there are people thinking about you all of the time.

Kristie

Shirley said...

Oh, Eve, I'm so very, very sorry. You're both in my thoughts and you know where I am if you need me. Sending love and hugs to you. xx

junebee said...

Sorry to hear this. It can't be easy for you.

Here via Brandy.

Jo Leigh said...

My heart goes out to you and your family, Eve. I hope you all find some peace in this difficult time.

Dennie McDonald said...

(((EVE)))

Melissa Marsh said...

Oh Eve...please know that I am thinking about you. You'll be in my prayers.

CarolW said...

Kate Hardy sent me over. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Jill said...

Oh I'm so sorry!!! Thinking of you!!!