Wasting away

Not much to add. My mother is close to the end. She’s no longer speaking, eating, even swallowing water. She is gradually leaving behind her body, like a discarded exoskeleton.

The people at Montgomery Hospice have been extraordinary in giving my mother, my family and me support and solace in this time of suffering. Casey House has created a welcoming, sheltered space where I’ve been able to find peace while accompanying my mother through this passage. I’ve frequently come home to rest and immediately gone back to the hospice because it offers a more mindful environment at this time. At home, I just get swept up into busy-ness in front of my computer.