Before I leave you, I want to thank you, my readers, for sticking with me and following along on my blog. It’s been almost a year since my last post. I just couldn’t find the words after my mom died. It was really difficult to write this one, too. Some of you have inquired as to how I am doing and I feel so fortunate to have had such caring, faithful readers. I’ve checked here from time to time and have noticed that some days I still get hundreds of visitors. Maybe I am helping someone on their journey with Alzheimer’s. I hope so. I hope people learn from the mistakes my family made. I hope new readers will start from the beginning and read all of my posts to know just what can happen when a horrible illness like Alzheimer's strikes and how a loving and close family can fall apart when you stop communicating. My first blog post can be read here...Blog 1: The Beginning. Having my blog has served its purpose for me, and been a savior in some ways, but now this chapter of my life has ended, and I feel it’s time to let it go. This will be my last post. If I feel compelled to write again, I will. I am not making any promises. Thank you again to all of you for your prayers and comforting words. May God Bless each and every one of you!
Note: I am adding this in later, but I realized I didn't address the issue of my mom's autopsy report from my last blog post. The Coroner's report stated that my mom died from a. acute pneumonia (hours), b. recent fractures of the left humerus and femur (4 days), and lastly, other conditions contributing to, but not related to the terminal conditions, is dementia. Aside from having osteoporosis, my mom's body was healthy. I had to have my daughter come over so we could read the report together because I was just too emotional. Reading your own mom's autopsy report is so sad. It's hard to accept the fact that my mom ultimately died as the result of a spiral fracture of her humerus, and fractured femur, that she received when an aide took her in the bathroom to bathe her. We are still struggling with this.