Moms talking and truly acknowledging me has not existed for several months now. When nurses are in or family she may move her head to see them but not give any sign of whether she knows what is going on. But last nite I went into her room and her eyes were wide open and she tried to speak. You could see in her eyes the despair of not being able to do what she wanted. I slept half the nite in her room on an oversized chair hoping that it might ease her mind and she did fall asleep. This morning she sleeps late into the morning and I wonder.....can a stage 7 person have a coherent moment or did I see a moment when she may have been conversing with "others". Her trying to talk tho' was almost as good as an extra piece of pie at dessert. Even tho' I know there will be atime when she is no longer little moments still make it all worth while.