To anyone who has been keeping up with my mother's and my journeys, and have been kind enough to make appropriate suggestions, I just wanted to keep you informed that mom is nearing the end of her journey. We will get another blood transfusion tomorrow but she has said herself that this will be the last one, that she just cannot go on as she has. In case anyone wonders, this is not my decision or necessarily what I would like. In the same breath I will say that even though mom has made things extraordinarily difficult for me the last few years, and in a sense I feel quite taken advantage of, by far the
BIGGEST difficulty by FAR has been to watch what was an active woman steadily deteriorate into helplessness. Those of you who haver witnessed the same thing will understand, those of you who have not yet experienced this I hope you have strength. I have been complimented by her doctors and nurses that I have done my utmost for her, I like to think so myself. Now it is time to let go. Just because I have not stuck her in a nursing home some time ago does not mean that she has not had the care she needs.
One question, not important at this stage but I should think about - I have 3 nieces in town who I have had to stop counting on - they have more on their minds, like their hairstyles and make up and the tanning parlor and trips to Branson than to come visit their grandmother. Now that word is getting around that mom is in a bad way, one of them has made ovatures to come around and visit, I imagine all of them will, and what is going to be on their mind is what they are going to get. They will get nothing but a few momentoes, but the overall legal question comes in that Mom's will only mentions myself and my sister, who died earlier this year. Do I need to get her will updated or get a codicil to the effect that I am sole benificiary, or is that rendered unnecessary by my sister's death?