Yesterday the Hospice nurse met with most of the family. Mom had had a good nights sleep, got up very early but became tired around 1. She slept in her chair most of the afternoon. Around 4 she asked to be put in her bed. The nurse came around 5:30.
He said that she will have spells of being awake and spells of sleeping long lengths of time. This is due to the changes in her heart's pumping blood. He can not predict how long this will continue. She might live days, weeks, months like this. More and more she is living in the past and her conversation makes no sense to us. We are told this is usual.
The family is preparing for a large crawfish boil in Sunday. Len and I had planned on leaving the area Sunday afternoon headed to the San Antonio area. Terri and Steve are flying in on Monday and we will be staying at Terri's friend Sharons.
Len and the family tell me that we all need to continue with our lives and do what we had planned. We will be only 4-5 hours away for the next three weeks.