I had my last lucid moment with my Mom on Christmas Eve. When I went back on Christmas evening, she did not seem to know I was there, and did not talk. The nursing home called me Friday morning at 8:30 and said she was not doing well. I spent the day there, and my children and grand children began to gather as she was unresponsive and Hospice did not think she would come out of it. We kept vigil with her through the night Friday, and into the evening Saturday as she continued to decline. Saturday night at 10:11 pm she peacefully slipped away snuggled in her granddaughters arms.
Although I have been so afraid and dreaded the inevitible time coming, I was in awe of how quickly and peacefully she went.