I haven't shown any photos of my trip to Yellowstone for a few weeks now, so let me share a few today. Today's theme is water.
Update on my Mom: I am writing this post Saturday morning. The MRI showed that she did have a stroke, in fact she's had several as of late. The strokes have caused her to lose her ability to talk and to swallow (among other things), and those abilities will not come back. Friday my brother and I made the tough decision to not give her any food through a feeding tube, which is what she would have wanted. Mom has always made her feelings perfectly clear. Feeding her would not return her quality of life. When I saw her Friday afternoon she was completely unresponsive but sleeping and snoring peacefully, as she was on Thursday when my brother was there. Thankfully I saw her Wednesday when she was still responding to my voice. The medical team agreed with our decision, and Mom will get comfort care, but really now it is a waiting game until she passes.
Just as an FYI, this morning I am writing a few posts because it keeps my head focused, but I can't guarantee that they aren't full of mistakes or that I will be able to reply to them in a timely manner because I am not sure what the next few days, or maybe even the next week, will bring.
Meanwhile I'll be doing some well needed cleaning or splashing some paint around because those are always things that are soothing when my head isn't quite there.