Wayne and I have been spending a lot of time at Hospice with family and saying goodbye to his mom, Karen. She went to be with the Lord this morning. Her laugh and love will be greatly missed. This was so sudden!
We are at the stage in life when we start losing aunts, uncles and parents. It is never easy. It just was so sudden. She was just at our house 5 weeks ago playing with Pumpkin and Cookie. One week later she is in the hospital. A month later gone.
Please keep Wayne and the whole family in your prayers!
August 30th: How amazing! Karen was awake off and on today! Her siblings and granddaughter and family were able to talk with her! Now most of the family has been able to spend time with her, talk with her and say goodbye. They even sang to her and at times, Wayne said even though her eyes were closed, she was moving her lips as if to sing along!
This whole journey has been SO quick and unexpected! None of us are truly ready to see Karen go!
Nonetheless, I am thankful for the time we have had with her, the fact that most family members have been able to spend time with her and say goodbye, as well as how the family has pulled together to love on her and on one another. Praise God!
August 29th: Karen’s brother and sister arrived this evening, but Karen had been unresponsive all day. Tonight, I go to bed praying that she wakes up long enough to say goodbye to her siblings tomorrow.
August 28th: Praise the Lord though Karen was mostly sleeping today, her other sons and daughter in laws made it. They were able to talk with her and hold her hand. She struggled with responding, but she heard them and recognized them! Now Karen’s brother and sister are on the way and due to arrive tomorrow night. I don’t know how she will hang on that long, but we pray she does.
August 27th: We just got back from the Hospice Center. It won’t be long till she goes to be with the Lord. I pray she doesn’t go until Wayne’s 2 brothers and sister in law’s get here tomorrow.
August 25th: As many of you know, less than a month ago, Karen was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer that has spread and causing critical complications. She was in the hospital, a rehab center, one of Wayne’s brother’s house and is now in a Hospice Care Center until they can get her more stabilized with the pain and inability to keep food down.
They will be sending her back to our brother’s house and the family is taking turns spending the nights with her. She had two rounds of big chemo doses, but her markers continue to soar. So, she will not be doing anymore treatments.
Please keep Karen in your prayers that they can help control the pain and nausea and she doesn’t have to suffer so much.
Pray that we find homes for her three cats (one was adopted by our cousin). She loves her cats and misses them so much. It’s very hard for her to be away from them and finding them a new home.
Pray for the family, as everyone spends time with her and cares for her. Pray for peace for us all.