Thought I should give a little update, I have to say that our situation is so different from what it used to be. Mom is still in need of constant attention, although it is easier to cope these days. I think I have finally come to accept the reality of her illness. Like so many, I fought long and hard to make her "better" and that was impossible. The amazing thing is that she is still with us after so much has gone wrong with her. We have found a doctor that comes to the home as she can no longer be moved without great difficulty, and he always tells me that he has no answers for her continuing to be here. As you probably remember she has many different diseases, any one of which should have ended her life years ago. Personally, I believe she has a purpose that is not yet fulfilled. A higher power has a plan for her.
It is nice to hear from you, and take care.