A slight break… when they get old…

I’m choosing this image of Dodger because it relates to what is happening now…

My Mom is failing. Declining rapidly. She was fine during the Holidays. But now, she isn’t.

So, I was called up to San Francisco (her home and where we grew up) to help her and to assess the situation. My brother and I are making a plan.

I need to concentrate on this life task during this week.

I will be back online for Saturday Phoblog.

…I will say, Mama Tess was lucky in that she always kept the same mind. She wasn’t old, she was ill. Dodger, well, he is losing his faculties, slowly…

I guess the symptoms of Old Age help the carers… think. I’m doing a lot of that.

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17 comments have been posted...

  1. Robynne Catheron

    Mothers should be immortal. You and your family have been in my daily prayers, Dawn. Hugs and love.

  2. Sonya

    Hey Dawn,

    Just wanted to check in and see how you are doing! Blessings and peace…

  3. Delrene Sims

    My thoughts are with you and your brother. Difficult times, but glad you have each other to give each other support and help with decisions. Come back to us when the time is right.

  4. Robin West

    I’m so sorry, Dawn. Sending you much love and prayers for strength during this hard time.

  5. Liz VanOcker

    I’m so sorry you’re going through that with your mom! My mom was diagnosed with cancer at Christmas, she has less than a year to live. She’s okay right now but I’m trying to brace myself for what’s coming. Everyone wants their mom to live forever! She’s 84 so we’ve had her a lot of years but selfishly I want more! Please know my prayers are with you and your family.


  6. Debra Tanton


    I can totally understand how you’re feeling. I am going through the exact same thing with my Mom. She was fine at Christmas, but now she’s declining. Her mind is fine. She is a retired nurse with bad hips, back, and knees and the arthritis is causing her a lot of pain and issues with walking. My siblings and I are trying to come up with a plan to keep her in her house where she has lived for 60 years and we grew up.

    Growing old sucks, plain and simple. I’ll keep you and your Mom in my thoughts.

    Debbie Tanton

  7. Judie

    My mom is 94 so I fully sympathize with you at this stage of life. Enjoy every minute that you get. I will be keeping both of you in prayer.

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