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My Mom just passed away on January 27, 2011. I took care of her for 4 1/2 years in my home. I also have a husband and three boys. She had emphysema and every year it got a little worse. It was hard but I am so grateful to have these last years with her. This website was very helpful and made me realize I was not alone in this journey.I appreciate all the advice given, and if anyone needs advice on caregiving or copd, Id be glad to try and help. Thank you

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Thank you to all of you for your words of encouragement,sympathy. God bless all those who are still in the process of caregiving and to those who have lost their loved ones and our now in the grieving process. It will get better.
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Hi Donna,
My Mom passed away on Feb 21. I understand what you mean when you say Mom is at peace. I miss her so much, but it is a relief to not see her suffer any more. Believe me when I say, my thoughts are with you. - Heidi
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Donna please accept my sympathy at your mom's passing. It is so generous of you to think of helping others during your time of grief.
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Thank you for sharing. I am sorry for your loss and will be praying for you , for strength in the upcoming days and months.
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olease accpt my sincer condulenses of the los o f your mom. your not alone i lost my mom December 10 .2010 fro alzhemer demensa she was 92 yrs old. she was in long term care for weeks the last stages of it. i can relate to you what your going through it still freash for me i ;m trying to go back to being a gare giver i miss mymom taing care of her even though i got burnt out at the end i just wanted mymom to get 24 hour care i flet that being in rehab they can do more for her than i could she couldnt walk anymore was getting worce i found a good reb nusing home who works with alz demenstia patients. i took careo fmy mother for about 1 year after her house was sold i took her in to live with me. i tried to get her in assisted living with me moving in with her as her care giver. i couldnt find any places that wold accpt me because of my age i thought about long term care rehab for her. I did my best for her.. my mom and your mom are now at peace . rake care of your self May God bless you sincerly
paula calabrese
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I too took car of my Mom for 4 years. In her home 2500 miles from my husband and grown kids. It was hard to see her fade away. But, I will never forget those 4 years. We laughed so hard, went to the beach every 8 weeks and stayed for the weekends,and she would tell me about her childhood. It was the greatest time of my life. I'm am so thrilled that I was there for her. She was blessed to have you with her. And yes, your Mom and mine are at peace.
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I'm so sorry to hear about your mom and your loss... I hope when the sun shines on your face today that will you feel her pride and love of how well you cared for and loved her!
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I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. My Mom has copd and severe emphysema. She has been given less than 6 months (in Dec). It is so hard to watch her decline, so I understand what you mean by Mom is at Peace. My thoughts are with you and you should be very proud of yourself for taking care of her!
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Donna,

I am sorry to hear of your loss. Thank you for thinking of sharing your experience with us.

Love HB
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Dear Donna,
please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved mother.
What a wonderful message to write for the site and what a strong voice you will have.
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