Today we had a (one day early) birthday party for Mr Pip, and even though Mom hasn't been eating much of anything the past few days and even vomited early this afternoon, she had a wonderful day.
The temperature got up into the high 60s, the sun was out, the sky was blue with puffy clouds, and Mom got to sit in her transport chair out on the back deck which overlooks some white birch trees (her favorites), a weeping willow, a grove of blueberry bushes, and a small garden pond with a fountain gushing water. Oh, and birds...lots of birds....
She enjoyed the wind in her face, and pronounced it the perfect day....
Before putting her outside we changed her into one of her favorite nightgowns before bundling her up, then changed the bedding so the sheets and her nightgown matched...yellow...one of her favorite colors....so when she came back in the house she was pleased to see that everything was color coordinated.
Later on she told my SIL that she was now ready to go.
I don't know how long she'll be able to hang on since she's no longer interested in food, and she didn't even want her favorite food, ice cream, today, although she's still drinking liquids, but I imagine even that will stop at some point.
Today was the first time in ages she's looked truly at peace.