You`ll miss me when I`m gone
(Birmingham. West Midlands, UK)
My Mother was taken into hospital on Feb 24 2013 with breathing difficulties and after hours of tests and x-rays she was diagnosed with severe pnuemonia.
Over the next 2 weeks I watched her condition get worse. She developed mouth and throat ulcers so she could not eat, only drink. The Doctors had her on antibiotics drips every day and glucose drips because she was not eating.
I watched the strong woman who was always there for me turn into a fraile whisper of the woman she once was. It was heart breaking to see my mom and friend slowly slipping away and I was helpless to do anything about it except comfort her.
Everyday for 2 weeks I would visit her after work and would sit with her for hours even though some days she did not know I was there with her. One of the Doctors asked to speak with me in private and he said I have to be honest. There is a chance your mother won`t survive the treatment so I am trying to prepare you for the worst. I said thank you and went back to sit with mom.
Mothers day was only a couple of days away and the family was planning visiting her. But on Sunday 10th March 2013 at 5.30am on Mother`s day I recieved a phone call to say that my mom had sadly passed away in her sleep. Her suffering was over. I got dressed and went to the hospital to say my goodbye.
She looked so peaceful lying there. I sat with for 2 hours waiting for the Doctor to arrive to pronounce time of death. I kissed her goodbye and left. Her cremation was 6 days later, it was a loverly service.
Mom always use to say to me, " you`ll miss me when I am gone". I always use to joke about it, but the truth is she was right. Its now 10th Feb 2014 11 months since is passed on and I miss her everyday. I miss her smile, the sound of her voice and her warped sense of humour. She was a gentle and caring, a real home maker.
Rest in peace mom, always with lots of love xxxx