On a very sad note, my 98 year old mother-in-law, Frances, who has been living in Memory Care for a year, and under Hospice the last few months, last Thursday had an unwitnessed fall. She apparently hit her head and left knee, but was otherwise visibly unhurt. However, she became short of breath later that day and then unresponsive overnight. Hospice staff put her to bed on oxygen and morphine and monitored her. She passed away on Sunday morning, 10/22/17, having never regained consciousness.
|Frances (98) and granddaughter Erica , May 2017|
A tough old Swede, Frances had bounced back so many times, it was a shock to everyone. She had expressed many times over the past few years, though, that she was "ready to go" and wondered "why the Lord didn't take her". She is rejoined now with those she loved and missed who preceded her, including her husband Marion, all her siblings, her parents, and many friends. We will celebrate her long life with family and friends at a service in a couple of weeks. Rest in Peace, Fran, you were loved and will be missed.