My mom passed away yesterday May 12. She had been in the hospital for over 50 days, eventually going to ICU and then the hospice floor. She lasted longer than the doctors or nurses thought she would. At 88years old she was a fighter and held on to the end. It doesn't seem real to me that she;s gone and I will never see her again. I am praying for strength to get through the nest few days of her wake, mass and burial. I loved her dearly and can't imagine never being able to speak with her or ever see her again. I will for ever be mourning her death, although I may be mailing on the out side, i will be crying on the inside.