In August my husband and I drove to Washington state, while my daughter and grandson flew there. It was a family reunion that gathered for my mom's 90th birthday, which we celebrate early in August, rather than September when her real birthday occurred. My sister and her family live close to mom and my brother flew there from CA. Mom looked great and was her usual self. We all thought she would easily make 95, if not 100 years.
On her real birthday in September, which happens to be the same day as my brother's birthday. Yes mom's very first child was born on her birthday. Mom took the train to CA to celebrate her and my brother's birthday. She complained of not feeling well and having some pain. When she got back to WA, my sister took her to see the doctor, who gave her meds for what the doctor assumed was wrong. Still the pain was there. So off to the ER she went, waiting for hours! Finally they put her in intensive care. She had several issues going on it seems. These things inside of her could have been happening for weeks, months or even years before they started to bother her. Well long story short, mom refused any meds to keep her alive. She wanted to go without pain, so they gave her a morphine drip. It took a little over a day and she was gone! I can't believe how this all happened so fast. Mom was the picture of health 2 months ago and then on October 16, 2016 (the day after my daughter's birthday, mom's first grandchild and only granddaughter), she was gone. I was in shock over all of this.
I couldn't travel for the service, since I have had awful sciatica pain for 9 weeks now!!! The sciatica came on after we got back from the trip to WA due to sitting in a car for thousands of miles. While my pain is lessening and I am starting to feel better, the pain of losing my mother so soon and so quickly was heartbreaking. My daughter needed closure over this and went to the service which was yesterday. She will fly back today. This is the first loss my daughter has had in her young life.
Once I am over this sciatica pain, I will try and blog again. It has been hard to deal with this and the loss of my mother. So love your family and friends while they are still here and tell them how much you love and appreciate them while they here too, because life is so short. One day they are here and then the next they are gone.
Hugs to you all!!!
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