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August 5th, 2018 at 02:45 pm

I got back from my trip to Indiana about an hour ago. BFF's mom is "actively passing," as they put it in the health center, but she may hang on for a week or even two. The first time I went to see her, she was very uncomfortable and struggling in her bed. They have since shortened the interval between morphine doses and she is now much more peaceful. But she does not connect with anyone, she is in her own zone.

BFF is all over the place emotionally, which is not surprising.

When we weren't at the health center, we were cleaning and straightening the house in anticipation of overnight guests. We did go out for dinner last night, which she covered.

Her brother will arrive today and I hope he can help her through some of her mood swings and anxieties.

I will go back for the funeral, when it comes. I think she will have ample help from family until then.

It was a pretty low-spend trip. I had enough gas in the car to get there and back. I spent $14 on road food.

I'm exhausted!

Oh yes -- another expense. My tollway pass refreshed -- $40.

3 Responses to “Exhausted”

  1. Wink Says:

    I'm sure your being there was very helpful to your friend. Those kinds of situations are so emotionally draining. Get some rest.

  2. Smallsteps Says:

    It is a tough road as this is what I went through in November with a family member. The real emotions and issues did not hit me hard until well after the funeral. It was great when friend were able to even listen made a big difference.

  3. starfishy Says:

    wonderful that you could be there with and for your friend both physically and emotionally during this difficult life transition. glad you are now back home safely!

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