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Morals, Ethics, and The Ultimate Choice

Choosing the manner of one’s death is not something we usually get to do. But Mom has. How? Why? What should we think about this? Continue reading

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Due Respect – And Other Shortcomings — 073011

Dementia may be a cloud in Mom’s head, but her current state of acuity is as sharp as a knife. How else would you explain what happened here? Continue reading

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Medical update — 042211

I dearly love the people who care for Mom, but when I arrived at Piedmont Place late this morning, I’d walked into a storm.  For starters, an Easter egg hunt was underway and kids were crawling all over the place.  … Continue reading

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Medical update — 041911

Well, it’s a good news/bad news kind of day.  The transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) was performed today.  The good news is that it came back negative.  This means three things: 1) that there is no evidence of a current heart anomaly … Continue reading

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Medical update — 041211

Mom’s been slowly declining since Saturday.  While her vital signs hold steady, she keeps asserting her strongest desire to be done; to leave her body behind; to be with Jesus.  Naturally, others want her to stay.  No matter…when it’s time, … Continue reading

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Tears of joy — 040911

My father was a child of God.  Given that, he should receive some respect.  My mother says she has “always” been intimate with God.  She was and is also a person who’ll go to extremes to be loved.  Well before … Continue reading

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Twists and turns — 030611

It’s a rainy, windy day in North Carolina; a day that suits my mood perfectly.  I’ve been taken on a rollercoaster ride – blindfolded – since Wednesday, and I need to sit down and breathe deeply. I’ve shared before about … Continue reading

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