My mother-in-law passed away yesterday at the wonderful old age of 92. For her it was a blessing as she had Alzheimers for 10 years and the last 8 were very difficult. We basically were in mourning for 8 years. She was at a manor at the time of her passing surrounded by her children and passed very peacefully. She raised 8 children. Life was very difficult at times.
A great woman she was... a second mother to me. We miss her very much and will always have her in our hearts.
As I sat here yesterday crying.. Oscar was on my shoulder and just sat there starring at me. He never preened me or anything. Just sat there starring. When I was done he licked the sides of my face by my eyes and when I turned my head a little more towards him... the little buggar pulled out my eyebrows... lol.
I will be away for at least a week. Take care one and all.
Hi Julianna, I'm very sorry to hear this. Glad Oscar took care of you...at least until he tried to pull out your eyebrow. :0 I hope you start to feel a bit better soon. It is hard when someone you love seems not themselves (my mum is now very 'vague', but hasn't been diagnosed yet...I'm sure that's coming). Hope to see you back on the Forum soon.
My condolences tfor. julianna and Ricky too. My mother in law is 97 and also has had Alzheimer's For 10 years,the last 2 being particularly bad..feel guilty I haven't made the trip to see her,but I don't wanna remember her this way. Ricky...young age to lose your mother. 3 years ago next week,I lost my wife a week shy of out 30th anniversary..her mom had really no idea what was going on. Was hard on myself and my 2 kids as well. (Recurrent breast cancer) After a year I picked it up and carried on. Met my present girlfriend, laura,2 years ago, who basically lives with me and our bird buddy. Last year I was diagnosed with metastatic disease( bone cancer now) and have handled the chemo treatments very well. It's the radiation that kicks my butt. As i sit here and write this, I'm in Quarantine. I received a systemic radiotherapy shot yesterday,so I emit higher levels of radiation thru my skin,but mostly in fluids for 2 to 3 days. Separate bed,bath,food,laundry ect with no close contact. Buddy is screaming for me right now. I hold it together real well most days even tho the outlook is bleak. Buddy has been my Messenger and a blessing for me. The psychotherapeutic benifit of pets can be amazing..thru it all,I still feel lucky in life. But to think,with my wife passing,my condition,a son with chrones,a daughter with celiac..5 years ago we were such a healthy family. As a chef,I've always made everything from scratch..no processed stuff the whole time. I'm 61. Well I have a little deli stuff once in a while,procuitto,cappi,ect.,but don't eat a lot of it. My kids did the drive thru diet for a long time,so maybe not a good thing. I got buddy after learning the bad news..but before doing so,I went out to the truck to talk to my girlfriend to make sure she was committed to taking care of him after im gone,and she was. So we went in to put money down on him,there was a family about to buy him,but the girl said we were first..see ? So lucky indeed ! A lot of good life experiences and memories can go a long way to ease the pain of loss and make us more complete. God bless us all !