It has been such a long time since I opened this page. As things became harder, as Mum’s condition progressed, I found I couldn’t face talking about what we were going through.
I was diagnosed with depression, a secret I kept from Mum. I have been on antidepressants for five months and last week completed my counselling after a long eight weeks. For the first time in months, I felt like I was coping.
It was to only last a few days.
Mum died at approximately 4pm on Sunday 18th November 2018.
Her death was sudden and unexpected. She had spent eight weeks in a hospice following a week-long hospital stay to combat three infections. She was due to come home yesterday, Thursday 22nd November. Not even the MND nurse could predict her death would be so soon.
There is so much I want to share with you about her final months, but for now I would just like to say that her passing was almost instantaneous, and was peaceful. She wouldn’t have had time to be scared. She was surrounded by nurses who had become her friends. It was the best we could have hoped for in the worst of circumstances.
Mum’s fight lasted for one year, five months and six days. Mine wil go on. I will never stop fighting to make sure everyone with MND, and their families, are properly supported. I will never stop praying for a cure.
I am so proud of you, Mum. I love you.
Rest in peace x