Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sad News: My mom passed away

I'm sad to say that my mom passed away on the 23rd of this month. So for the time being I won't be around much. There's so much to do right now but my family is with me.

My mom came over to my house on the 22nd for my daughter's birthday and she seemed fine. 8pm on the 24th my mom's PCA (Personal Care Attendant) called me and told me she hadn't seen my mom that day and asked if she might have gone for the weekend with one of my brother's or was picked up for a doctors appointment. I said no to both and told her I was going to call the police to have them break into her apartment and do a welfare check.

The police got there and called maintenance to let them in and called me back and informed me that they found my mother had passed away in her sleep in her own bed. The cororner told me that it looked like she got ready for bed, turned the tv on in her room and laid down and passed away that night.

It came as a shock to all of us because I had just seen her 2 days before and while she had numerous health problems, she was doing fine.

My brothers and I went and made the arrangements at the funeral home yesterday and her funeral is going to be on the 30th.

I'll be back in a week or two.



  1. Terribly sorry to hear that :(

  2. Mary, I'm so sorry. My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.

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  5. My mom passed away in March of 2011. It's almost July 2011 and I'm still trying to deal with it. I'm 30 yrs old and have 3 siblings. Two are 9 and 12. I've been denying the fact to myself that I can deal with it. Actually I started drinking more and I have problems with my wife, not from the drinking but from the extra responsibilities of taking care of my siblings. I understand your pain, though I don't know how to tell you to deal with it. I feel that my grieving of my mom is not normal. I didn't cry much at the funeral and I didn't feel sad when I saw her body. But what tears my heart out is when I think about how much she suffered. I've been dealing with anger, though not against my family, lately and I wonder if it's because I'm suddenly into my 30's or if it's because I'm trying to deal with my mother's death. I post this hoping it helps me as much as it can help you.

  6. Unknown, I appreciate you telling me your story and I hope things get better for you too. It's not easy and it can't be easy having to have those extra responsibilites that you now have. good luck to you.


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