- Jan 8, 2015
I'm very sorry for your loss.We knew the end was approaching but we didn't expect it to end so suddenly. Last week DMIL was eating well, still getting around ok, then on Saturday afternoon she was having trouble breathing. She didn't want to call doctor or go to hospital. We convinced her to let us call the doctor and they told us to call 911 and have them take her to emergency. She didn't want to go by ambulance but when DH and her adult granddaughter were trying to get her to car, she lost consciousness so we called 911. She came too after a few minutes and ambulance took her to hospital. The oxygen made her look better so we thought she would be ok yet.
She went downhill rapidly during the night and passed away Sunday at noon.
DFIL lingered for about 4 weeks with hospice care. I guess it's good that she didn't linger and suffer.
We will miss her terribly.
I've had a "year of hell" like this myself, including a family member with cancer, and a kitty passing away from the same kind of cancer (not kidding). sometimes it seems like life does try to pile everything on you at once just to see how much you can stand. Hang in there. The blue sky will appear again.