Post by Court Appointed Jester on Apr 23, 2020 3:39:05 GMT -8
We don't have the results yet, but it appears to have been the virus. Symptoms consistent and they already had it reported at the facility.
We didn't always see eye to eye, but I respected her as a strong, intelligent and kind woman. It has been a while since she was that person.
Burial is tomorrow. Neither I nor her husband will be going due to the length of the trip, etc. I believe her son and my wife will be required to watch from their vehicles. The ceremony will be quite short, but of course they still want to be there.
Thank you all for your expressions of sympathy. I very much hope that none of you experience this in your family.
Post by Court Appointed Jester on Apr 25, 2020 5:24:36 GMT -8
They had a nice private ceremony. Brought their own music. The coffin was draped with flowers. Brilliant sunny day in a beautiful setting. Oddly enough, small planes (3) landed at the local airport nearby and all three cast a shadow over the coffin when landing. The attendant said she had never seen anything like that.
In any event, the siblings left with a peaceful feeling.
Fairly well. Things pop into her head as they will when dealing with the loss of a loved one. She still occasionally tries to blame herself for her mother's passing. I point out that she was in lock down well before anyone knew she had contracted the disease and there is nothing my wife could have done. Caring for her here would have been a tremendous burden and not good for anyone including her mother if she had been taken out a while back. All idle speculation anyway, but those are the things you think about when your mother dies.
Still, all things considered, she is doing reasonably well and able to function and do other things. Just those moments. And sleep, of course. Been there, done that. Many here have.