My Mother ... My Lifeline
I lost my mother (53 yrs) on 7th October, 2012 to "Interstitial lung disease (ILD" caused by toxicity of the steroid Methotrexate that she was taking for her Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Mom was first diagnosed with breathlessness on 18th July, 2012 and was admitted into the ICU for 7 days. She came back home healthy and we thought the worst is over. She started loosing weight (18 kgs) we got her readmitted and she was again doing well at the hospital. We got her home after 13 days on 28th Sept,2012. What a lovely day that was we had redone her room and her sis and niece had come down from overseas to see her. We had a good lunch together. And then tragedy struck the same day at around 7pm. Mom's oxygen levels dipped and she was delirious.. We rushed her in an ambulance to the hospital. From that day till 7th October, 2012 she was on the ventilator and sedated. She died very peacefully with my 2 paternal aunts by her side (i lost my dad when i was 16 and i have no siblings. My dad has 3 sisters who have looked after me as their own)
Its just been 2 weeks and fear of being totally alone is so frightening. I feel Mom should have been around to see me getting married, hold my baby... She was too young to die..