I spent 45 hours at the hospital. My husband's mother died. I really do not have the strength at this point to summarize what we went through, but I want to tell you that for 2 days I kept counting my blessings. Here are a few of them.
1. Thank God that my mother in law had a lucid window where she made the
decision to not be put on life support. She made a decision that no one
wanted to make.
2. Thank God for thewonderul staff that cared for Helen in the hospital. We
only had caring and helpful nurses and doctors. Kindness, compassion and love.
They all had it.
3. That an accute illness ultimately took her life instead of watching alzheimers
strip her off all memories. She new us all and the grandkids till the very end.
4. There was no fighting at the hospital. All she wanted was for her
her whole family to be around her and they were. They were all
getting along, and she would have been so proud of them all.
5. Helen died in the hospital and not the house or a nursing home. That will
make things so much easier for my Father in law. He did not want to find
her. He did not want to admit her to a nursing home.
6. I got to hear my mother in law tell people that the man sitting beside her, "I
met Ernie when I was 7 years old. I have known him for 71 years. He is the
love of my life" " Do you see my prince Charming?"
7. I was able to say to my mother in law, " Granny, I love you. I want you to
know that we will take care of Dad. He will never be alone. I want to thank
you for Dana. IF it were not for you and Dad he would not be in my life and
he is awesome. I love you Granny, and it is ok. WE will be ok."
She was a fine lady. Helen Elizabeth Wornham LeCuyer
August 10, 1931- May 1, 2009