Tough Reality…

It’s Jaimie again… I am going to be brief here and leave out a lot of details, sorry in advance.

As most of you have probably heard, we are headed down a tough road. On September 28th mom was put on Palliative Care, which means they were coming to the house to assist with medications and evaluate her situation. Wednesday the nurse came because she was in a lot of pain, feeling really nauseous, not eating, sleeping around the clock and filling with fluid again. We took her back to the hospital where they admitted her again.

At this point, all they can do for her is manage her pain and relieve her symptoms. This is called “comfort care”, meaning they are not preventing anything, prolonging anything or hasting anything.

She had a very rough Thursday and Friday and lots of family coming to visit because at this point, we just don’t know how long she has.

Saturday we fought with the hospital to get her pain meds up’d and to have her drained because she was so uncomfortable. They finally managed to put her on a drip of her pain meds for a continuous flow instead of a rush every 2 hours and then it wearing off because they couldn’t stay ahead of the pain. At 9pm she finally went in for the procedure to be drained. Sunday, she and my dad decided, it was time come home (on hospice), but not before making it to Jacob’s First Birthday Party. She surprised me and everyone else at the party by showing up, she lasted just a little over an hour for pictures and socialized with everyone. It was the best day for me in a long long time.

As of Sunday, hospice is now managing her care, they brought all the necessary equipment for her while she is home. She has a nurse who visits 3 times a week or more as needed and a doctor who is her attending physician while on hospice. Today, when the doctor came to see her, he told us that she could have one day, or a few or possibly up to a few weeks. Nobody can be certain.

What I will say, is that anyone who knows my mom knows how hard she fought and knows how hard it is to watch her suffer. I just don’t want her to feel one more ounce of pain for even one more minute.

On behalf of my mom and my dad, I want to say thank you for thinking of our family, and praying for healing and comfort for my mom. For those of you who want to “help”, the only thing we could really use at this time is help with meals. It is difficult to care for my mom and manage day to day tasks and remember to plan meals for the kids.

There is a calendar here if you would like to sign up…

To access Diane Gibson’s personal CareCalendar site,
visit http://www.carecalendar.org/logon/152720 and enter
the following information in the appropriate spaces:
CALENDAR ID : 152720
SECURITY CODE : 4055

If you would like to help out in other ways please visit this link:

https://teamdidi.wordpress.com/donate-2/

We love you all!

❤ Jaimie

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7 thoughts on “Tough Reality…

  1. Sorry about the previous post…I should have just held up and waited for the next installment. I’m so so sorry, and you all continue to be in my prayers.

  2. Jaimie you are an amazing daughter!! I can only imagine how hard this is for you right now, but yet you continue to be her rock of support. Bob and I pray for you mom and family on a daily basis. Though I only meet your mom a few times in person she made a great impression me with her kindness and big heart. Bob always has said that your mom is a wonderful person. Know that you are constantly in my thoughts and prayers

  3. Hi Jaimie

    Diane is always in the back of my mind wishing her the best. When I wasn’t seeing a lot of posts I was hoping this meant she was doing better. She looked good in the Georgia photos. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Please reach out to me if there is anything I can do from a distance.

    Give Diane all my love
    Susan

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  4. Dearest Jamie,
    I was so happy to see your mom and all of you this past weekend. Your an awesome niece, mother and an awesome daughter..
    Your mom is a strong willed individual and so brave and she is who she is because of all of you… Her family is her strength..The support from everyone has been amazing.. Your all in my prayers and only a phone call away.. love auntie Karen ❤

  5. Jaime,

    Thank you for sharing this difficult story with all of us, I know it can’t be easy to write. I was over joyed to know that Diane was able to be at Jacob’s first birthday, what a wonderful gift to you both. I say a prayer for your mom every day and I have the same wish of no pain for her that you do.
    With Love
    Elaine T.

  6. Jaime you are so strong and I do know how hard this is for all of you. You are are both in our prayers every day. I only wish I were closer so that I could be there with you and your mom. Please let her know we are thinking of her and we love you both so very much. If you need anything, just let us know.

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