Today is usually the day Cynthia Haughery does her post, and I know how much you all love to hear from her. As you are aware she has been caring for her mother and father, which has caused some days to be more intense than others depending on her parents’ needs. Just this week, it seems that her mother has taken a turn for the worse, causing Cynthia to have to increase her care for her. Her mother was in extreme pain from what is thought to be another broken bone somewhere, or a further breaking of the hip. Tons of pain medication has brought her suffering to a tolerable place. The latest (as I know it) is what follows in her update:
“There is a lot of peace in the house. Thank you, Lord. Mom has been “asleep” since Tuesday night……except for when we wake her for something. She seems to be experiencing God’s peace…..which was her greatest prayer.
The medications are doing a wonderful job. Her swallowing reflex is sometimes there……sometimes not, now. We have dropped all her “peripheral” drugs and are giving her only the ones most needful for comfort. She hasn’t eaten since yesterday morning…..and she’s not asking for food. We’re not pushing it on her either.
Dad is absorbing the fact that Mom is dying. It’s going to be hardest on him. I think that that will be the hardest part for me…….watching Dad lose his dearest. The Lord will give me grace.”
I know your heart is saddened, as is mine, when you read what Cynthia’s experience is right now. There is comfort in knowing God is with her and that she is extremely aware of that every step of the way. We can rejoice together as sisters and brothers that there is peace for our friend in the midst of suffering and sorrow! Let us together carry Cynthia and her whole family on our hearts and in our prayers. Please make a comment below to send your love and encouragement to strengthen her soul during this difficult time.
Comment from Cynthia: Thank you, Brenda, for this post. Thank you each and every one of you who are leaving comments. They are exceedingly comforting to me. Each and every one. Thank you for taking the time to let me know that you’re thinking of me. I will always treasure each and every comment. Much love…..