She's in better spirits. She...flickers: she knows you for awhile, and then not so much, and then she remembers again. But she's happy, not scared or sad. And they're keeping an eye on her blood chemistry and adjusting her medications accordingly.
The situation isn't great but it's about as good as it could be, in light of her age and health. Mom grew up during the Great Depression and WW II, at the very tail end of what's been called the "Greatest Generation," people who not only endured by persisted and triumphed. But no one wins their last battle; the best any of us can hope for it to enter it unafraid.
6 months ago