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

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Grandma Lorraine~Nov. 26th

Today Hospice came and brought my mom a hospital bed as it is becoming more difficult for the caregivers to lift her. She has been very nauseaus after meals despite enjoying how the food tastes as it goes down. Unfortunately the other direction is not as pleasant. Her shingles don't seem to bother her terribley, although there are several open sores that look very painful to me. As different functions shut down, more invasive things are being done to help her and it upsets me to watch what is happening to her.

She had three different sets of visitors today, and enjoyed the company and listening to the conversations. She closes her eyes while we all visit, but just when I think she has fallen asleep she will interject a comment at the perfect moment!

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and we have much to be thankful for...I have much more to share, but Tom and I are sitting in Starbucks so that I could post an entry. They are getting ready to close down so I will write again soon with more details from the trip. We wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving day...savor the day and live fully!

1 comment:

Kim said...

Thank you for taking the time to post an entry today and update us on your mom. Thank you to Tom for being a DH and taking you to Starbucks to get some internet access.

Have a wonderful day tomorrow and give your mom a hug from the Faires family :-)