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  1. J

    Mum is coming home

    Thankyou so much everyone for your kind thoughts, I think Im feeling strong enough to read my posts I posted on here during Mums last few days, I will post again when I have done so, at the moment just looking at the thread brings those days back so vividly that it makes me cry, Jane
  2. J

    Mum is coming home

    Mixed feelings today, it would have been mums 84th birthday, I found the card I had brought for her the other day, it was so mum but now shes not here to ive it to, I'm sad but glad shes not suffering anymore.
  3. J

    Mum is coming home

    Well I survived the funeral, my friend who was going to do the flowers hadnt been in contact so I decided to do them myself! Alice and I went down to mums old garden and picked a load of lovely flowers, each one had a meaning for one of us or mum, they were very bright! pink, blue, yellow...
  4. J

    Mum is coming home

    thankyou, caught me before bed as Wendy cant get to sleep so I am sitting up with her watching television. J
  5. J

    Mum is coming home

    Thankyou everyone for your kind words. Tomorrow is mums funeral, its 4.30pm so in theory I have plenty of time, Wendy and Jim want to go to school so I will be up early to take them, then Alice and I are going to mums house (she hasnt lived there for 3 yrs) to pick flowers out of her garden...
  6. J

    Mum is coming home

    today all the children came home, the girls were here yesterday but Jim had a birthday party at his dads, he was 10 today, I picked him and Ed up at 12.30 and we then went to watch Alice play in her Samba band, it was a nice afternoon, I feel I want to be with the children, today I went into a...
  7. J

    Mum is coming home

    Thankyou eveyone for your kindness. I have been trying to post for the last few days but either havnt had the time or have been too upset or distracted to write, mum died on sunday night at 11.15pm although officially she was declared by the doctor after 12 that night so her certificated date...
  8. J

    Mum is coming home

    Mum passed away last night very peacefully in her sleep, I will post in more depth later or tomorrow but for now am spending time with my girls. J
  9. J

    Mum is coming home

    Thankyou , the nurse is coming tomorrow so I will ask her advice re mums breathing, I must admit the thought of a chest infection had crossed my kmind, but her breathing was like this when she was in hospital and they said it was in her throat rather than chest and this does sound just like it...
  10. J

    My dad...

    sorry I dont know what to say. but you are in my thoughts, Your post is so honest and truthfull I respect you so much for being so sharing of your most private and personal thoughts. J
  11. J

    Mum is coming home

    thankyou everyone for your thougts and good wishes. Today I have been very tired, mum has been quite peacefull, last night wasnt too good, she seemed quite agitated at times and whatever I did didnt seem to help her. Today she slept a lot, an old family friend came over for most of the day...
  12. J

    Mum is coming home

    mum is asleep now, she has had quite a good day and has been awake much of the afternoon, she hasnt wanted more then one chocolate button to eat, and cant suck through a straw, so I have been putting water or juice into a 10ml syringe with a straw attached and putting it into her mouth, I press...
  13. J

    Mum is coming home

    sorry managed to somehow post the last one twice! the nurses have been, mum is now sleeping, she looks comfortable although she has got two little pressure sores, the skin is not broken and they dont seem to be giving her any pain. Yesterday I put on her finger her favourite ring, she has not...
  14. J

    Mum is coming home

    thankyou, she is a wondefull girl I'm sure mum is pleased she is here, mum had quite a peacefull night, her room was very crowded, I slept on the floor next to her bed, Poppy the cat was on the bed, Bertie mums large jack russell was snuggled up next to me and Bruno my labrador was trying to...
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    Mum is coming home

    thankyou, she is a wondefull girl I'm sure mum is pleased she is here, mum had quite a peacefull night, her room was very crowded, I slept on the floor next to her bed, Poppy the cat was on the bed, Bertie mums large jack russell was snuggled up next to me and Bruno my labrador was trying to...
  16. J

    Mum is coming home

    It feels like I'm in slow motion, everything is going on around us, and we are here in a little oasis of calm and peace just waiting, J
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    Mum is coming home

    Alice my eldsest daughter is here now, she is upset buy pleased to see mum looking so peaceful, mum looked at her and said her name and now has drifted off to sleep, Alice is spending some time alone with her and wants to spend the night with mum and I she is a truly amazing girl, I am so proud...
  18. J

    Mum is coming home

    mum seems to have rallied a bit, she was happy to see the children althought unable to really take much notice of them, my eldest daughter (15) is coming to see her a bit later, she is very upset but understands and just wants to see her granny in peace. the carers have just gone and left her...
  19. J

    Mum is coming home

    Thakyou everyone, mum is very peacefull, she is slipping away slowly,Ii can see a change in her from this morning, her brother (aged 89) is with her now and I have left them for some time on their own, Poppy the cat is still lying on her bed, now I think it just a case of waiting, the children...
  20. J

    Vanishing Mackeral

    Gosh what beautifull cats you all have! my little rescue cat poppy has taken residence on mums bed now she is home from hospital, I,m going to take a photo later to post as she is such a special little cat, mind you the carers have a difficult job washing and changing mum with a very determined...