If you have been following my friend's posts describing the journey his wife accompanying his dying mother-in-law who has dementia, the story is nearing it's end. You can read more at:Love in the Trenches
The Silent Saints
End Stages of Dementia
Please pray for all of them as they approach the goal line. May Jesus, Mary, Joseph, all their guardian angels and patron saints escort "Mom" across the finish line.
Nearing the End:
Mom amazes me that she can live this long.
She had only eaten about 2 oz of oatmeal with apple sauce from Dec, Jan. Thereafter Mom was only eating 1 maybe 2 chocolate snack packs daily.
Feb to now Mom has not eaten or drunk much at all now over 3 weeks + no food or water.
We give Mom her pain meds as liquid small dropper in her mouth until it's absorbed by her dry mouth; like sublingual.
Mom's bones are barely covered by skin. Mom is a skeleton of herself.
Mom is not moaning or crying out as we bathe or change her; she has no strength left to even speak. She has not opened her eyes now since end of January beginning of February.
We hold her hands, fix her hair and she moves a little. Last night mom grabbed my hands as I prayer for her. I have a Google speaker near her bed I play Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Rosaries often. I've got a Class "A" Icon of Mother Theresa in her room that I hold to Moms body at times. I ask Mothrr Teresa and Padre Pio with The Blessed Virgin Mary to take Mom to Jesus, straight into Heaven no side streets, no layovers.
I'd guess in order for Mom to go directly to Heaven, Mom must suffer as she is but either way I ask God to let Mom's suffering be for the Salvation of Mankind, peace in the world and Love for everyone; all according to the Will of God.
I expect Mom to die between now Saturday March 4th Monday, March 6th.
I pray every day for everyone, friends or foes, all the Popes throughout time, all the clergy of every denomination, and all the wonderful nuns whose Souls are so very beautiful. I pray for politicians; I pray for over 50 people by name every night. Many times I'm up all hours of the night trying to sleep, so I pray until about 8 am. I usually wake up at 2:30-3:30 am and pray. I also pray before I fall asleep at night.
I am a Sinner, I need to pray more, and be better.
Maybe Mom is suffering for me. Jesus did.
Nothing happens by accident.