Monday, September 24, 2007

Jeanne Elaine McBride
April 3rd 1951 -- September 24th 2007

Today is a sad day. I lost my mom this morning at 5:30am. She awoke at 5am with some breathing problems and the hospice nurses treated her with a Nebulizer with a narcotic drug that helped calm her breathing and anxiety down. Then she looked over at Jacki, her partner, and died. Even though she died sooner that expected I am relieved that she is not suffering any more. She died peacefully, comfortably, without pain and with the person she loved. Please pray for my family as we deal with the grief of losing her.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Losing my Mom

My mom and my sister Kelly

So here is the update on my mom. Her name is Jeanne and he has breast cancer for those of you who didn't know that. Any way she is going downhill fast. The cancer is taking over her body and on Friday we made the decision to put her in a hospice facility called Cherry Meadows. That was her wishes when she got to the stage she is at. Right now the cancer is taking over her brain. It is also ravaging her liver, lungs, and bones. She is on a lot of pain meds for the pain and as a result is not feeling much pain but on Friday things took a turn for the worst. Lately she has started forgetting things and losing her short term memory and Friday she started to not be very lucid. She had a breathing issue where she could not get enough oxygen and she started to panic and we had to get the nurses to come to the house and then she started acting very confused and disoriented and that's when the nurse suggested that it was time to send her to the hospice facility.
So according to the hospice nurses, basically it is just a matter of days or week or two until we lose her. Her body is losing the battle against the cancer. Please pray for my mom that she doesn't feel pain and please pray for my family as we deal with my mom's impending death.