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Sandwich Stories

Turning the Corner Towards Closure

Happy New Years Eve! Mom and I are together again tonight. Things are quiet here in room 752.  It's not my first New Year's Eve in the hospital.  In fact, at this very hospital, in 1999...the eve of the doomsday Y2K,... Continue Reading →

For the Good Times…

Here we are again. I am beyond thankful to have another night with Mom. She is completely non-responsive. Her breathing is slower and her blood pressure is steadily dropping. The doctor feels certain that she will leave us soon. I... Continue Reading →

Just the Two of Us

Out of nowhere, Mom's condition declined...literally overnight. I got the call around 10:30 Sunday night.  When the phone rings at that hour, the adrenaline surges through my veins and it's fight or flight for me.  Recognizing the number as Mom's... Continue Reading →

Travel During the Holidays

There's nothing like taking a well-deserved vacation during the holiday season.  Relaxing. Enjoying time with loved ones.  Reflecting on past memories.  Soaking it all in.... I am actually on a trip as I write this.... But it's no vacation. I... Continue Reading →

The Orange Pants

It was late afternoon, and I walked into her room quietly.  Both she and her roommate were napping.  Mom looked so tiny in the bed.  She was covered up to her neck with a blanket and her TV was on.... Continue Reading →

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