Hello to my friends on TP. Mum stopped eating and drinking on Thursday last week so I knew that time would be short for my lovely mum. I received a call at 9.30pm on Sunday to say she had gone down hill and it would be best if I could get closer to home as I was away on a few days break. I phoned the home on Monday morning to be told that she had taken a turn for the worse so we all arrived at the home to see her. No movement from her and she was in a very deep sleep. We stayed all day and some of the evening with her, and returned this morning at 7.30am. Still no movement and still in a deep sleep, even when the girls came in to turn her and make sure she was comfortable.Mt brother sister and I decided that we would go home to have a break but would keep in contact with the NH to make sure how things were so left her at 2.30pm telling her that we loved her and she had put up a good fight but if she was tired it was alright to go. All of a sudden her eyes opened she knew who we were and tried to talk to us. We said our good byes and told her we would see her later. Only to just walk in the front door to get a phone call to say mum had gone down hill again when we left. To come back to the NH only when I had got hold of my brother and sister to tell them I got another phone call to say Mum had passed away. Mum,s death was so different to what I had expected she needed no medication to ease her pain, no horrible changing of that colour that everyone says the end of life shows and she just slipped away to be reunited with my dad. As I sit and write this I know she is in a better place free from the dementia but I feel that I now have a big hole in my life that will never be filled again. I know this pain will get less as we have so many happy memories but at this moment I miss my mum more than I can say. Thank you for reading this,my thoughts are with you and your loved ones.