Mom had a bad spell on Friday on our way up to Spokane. We were half way so decided to go ahead and go to the city. Thank goodness we did as mom has not been having strokes but has been having seizures. A cat scan was performed and a neurologist confirmed brain shrinkage and brain tissue missing. Now the seizures may have been brought on by mini strokes, but the brain showed no sign of stroke damage. As mom has a DNR on her record and the last seizure was a terrible grand mall that could not be stopped without 3 large doses of meds, we decided to honor her wishes and seek no further medical intervention.
They bundled her up in a cocoon and put her in the back seat of my car. She was comatose at the time. We brought her home and hospice is being contacted. Mom has some semi lucid moments and she likes to be held and cuddled. The younger two girls have been with me constantly through this mess and what a blessing they have been.
I am quite sleep deprived but that is getting better with help. We had so much backed up washing and ran out of nightgowns and sheets, that is finally under control. I just want her to be comfortable.
I spent at least 12 hours yesterday deep cleaning her bathroom and parts of her bed room. I just had to keep moving so I could keep my anxiety at bay.
I am sorry for not being able to comment on blogs but I am so behind right now. Pray for my mother and for me. I will need strength to get through this.