Friday, March 31, 2006

Mom's status

My Mom has terminal cancer. She probably will not live to see Easter. I have made arrangements for her to have a home health aide with her around the clock whenever I am not there. Now that hospice has said she probably has 2 or 3 weeks, I am going to spend as much time as I can with her. She was just put on Oxycontin (Oxycondone?) for pain, which is supposed to be better than the Vicodin she was on. They told us to expect that she will need increasingly stronger doses as time goes by.

Mom's sister and her son and daughter-in-law came for the day on the 28th. Her brother and his wife are hurrying home from Arizona.