Unlike my Dad who was struck with a massive heart attack, Mum's demise was slow and painful.
Diagnosed with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) or the more familiar condition Emphysema. They gave her 4 years. She lasted 5.
There were her countless daily medications.
The immunosuppressant Prednisone, Morphine for pain, Ventolin to ease the airways, Bactrim to ward off infection and Seroquel for depression and more..
On occasion, all this was not enough. Her lungs would collapse and we had to call the ambulance.
She'd have interesting reactions to certain drugs. Hallucinating about being surrounded by angels then whispering to me that we had to get rid of her phone because the police were tracking her calls. We'd have to find anot…