I haven't been posting much regarding my mother simply because we've been on an even keel for a while. I moved her to a shared room about 6 weeks ago and I don't think she registered any of it. She doesn't speak much, a bit of gibberish or repeating what I say. She needs to be fed but can eat very well. A regular meal, no purée or minced for her. She has been in a wheelchair for just over a year now. But she laughs a lot and seems content (finally) so I am grateful. She has now developed atrial fibrillation. Essentially it is a heart arrhythmia which can make the sufferer 2 to 7 times more likely to have a stroke. There is no pain or anything that I am aware of - it was found by her routine ECG. I've agreed to have her put on a blood thinner as the best response. It's an odd thing - I've posted before on how I wanted things to be over. My sister pointed out to me how, if we did nothing, Mum could have a massive stroke and die. With all of my emotional detachment, I'm simply not ready to let her go yet.