Saturday, February 07, 2009

Final days....

AS of Yesterday, Mike has been taken off of all feeding tube, oxygen, and pumps, he just has the pump with his pain meds, and they are just keeping him comfortable. He has been moved to Enso House, which is a home for Pallitive care. www.ensohouse.com on SOuth Whidbey. They will keep him there under 24 hour care until he finally lets go and it will be over. Right now he is still lucid and alert, and has good times and bad times, the worst time being the realization that this is it folks! He is scared of dying. He is new to Faith, and I dont think he really understands.

His family was there with him all night last night, and today my family and Phyllis are going to go visit, and take his dog to see him. I have custody of ROCKY until Sherry can take him back home.

I have not bween able to concentrate on any thing other than Mike for a week, so If I have not been by your place, this is why. Sometimes life just gets in the way, and you have to deal with it.

I am much better, and able to sleep again, although I did spend two very restless nights crying, sleeping, crying etc. Now that my Kids are home, I feel much better.

Please keep Sherry and Mike in your thoughts and prayers, and hope for a fast and painless departure from this world into the next one for Mike.

12 comments:

Brenda said...

I'm thinking about you Miz Mary lou and of course I'll be keeping your family in my prayers. God Bless sweet friend. (((hugs)))

Bobbie said...

I looked at the website for Enso House. It looks like a very peaceful setting and their primary focus will be on comfort care for Mike. By his being there, it will remove the burden from Sherry and the family, and you can focus on spending quality time with your brother.

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Sally said...

Mary Lou:

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.

Rain said...

I am so sorry and definitely have had you on my mind. I hope he has an easy and gentle passage. Good that they are treating his pain. Just very tough :(

Joan said...

My heart is breaking for you. I'm glad they put him in palitve care, he will get everything he needs there, and be taken care of. When the time comes, there will be no ambulances and sirens....if he would have been at home. It will quite and dignified. As it should be.

I'm always here for you..don't you ever forget that.

Curtis said...

I'm sorry I haven't been reading any blogs lately and I'm really sorry to hear about Mike. Enso House does look like a nice place. Spend time with your brother and I wish you well.

Carla said...

I am so glad that his pain is being managed. And bless his heart...I can only imagine what he's going through. And what all of you are going through. I pray that Mike will soon be in the arms of the angels. God bless.

esther said...

Thinking of you, Mary Lou. Don't worry about not reading anyone....this is a tough time for you.

Love you.

Dick said...

My prayers are with you and your family. This is a very hard time for all- I know from experience. It does sound like he is getting the best of possible care. Now you need to concentrate on those who will go on and need comforting.

Michelle said...

Mary Lou, you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am sorry you have to go through this and as you said in your previous post, Mike is so young. I hope they are able to keep him comfortable and pain free. Sending you love and hugs.

Donna said...

The Angels will take good care of him Mary Lou...here's sending love and light to him...to all of you...(((((((HUG)))))))

jazzi said...

Thinking of you, Mary Lou.