The Kofford Family relocates to Colorado after 40 years as Californians. In December of 2007, Grandma Lorraine is diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer. Sadly, she passed away on Dec. 26th, 2008 after a year long courageous battle. Follow our journey as we keep Lorraine's memory alive, and as we learn to appreciate that each day we are given, is a gift to be enjoyed!

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
~Maria Robertson

Friday, November 14, 2008

Enrichment Friday and Grandma Lorraine~

This afternoon I held our "Thanksgiving" themed "Enrichment Friday" class! It was a lot of fun, and the girls enjoyed making turkeys, pilgrim and indian scenes, and our floral cornucopias! It was very busy so I didn't get too many photos but I will attach a few!

My mom's caregiver Gayle called this afternoon. Yesterday was a tough mom was very ill and they called Hospice to come by and offer advice. Her instestinal system is not working correctly, and with that "out of order" other symptoms began appearing. Speaking with her today it was very noticable that confusion is increasing as is her understanding.

She continues to put on a very brave face, and sounds upbeat despite her changing brain function. The other positive is that Gayle continues to reassure me that she is in no pain, (it is managed with morphine) and she is not uncomfortable or unhappy. Perhaps that is a blessings with brain cancer, compared to others forms of cancer where pain is so much more difficult to manage. As her neurologist told us almost a year ago, the end will not be particulary painful, but increasing confusion will be the most disconcerting aspect. I am glad that the confusion is not a burden for her, and that she feels content despite those symptoms. As always, I will keep you posted.

Well, my computer is not recognizing my memory card, so I am not able to post my photos right now...I will try again so you can see the fun cornucopias, and projects.

Have a good weekend, and until next time...LIVE JOYFULLY! :-)

1 comment:

Kim said...

I am so sad to hear that your mom is having more struggles. Thank you for taking the time to update all of us and for pouring into others each and every day while so much is happening with your family.

Love you lots!