Last Wednesday we had a meeting with her doctor who informed us that Brenda would probably not last more than seven days. So at that time she helped us transfer Brenda to a hospice facility here in Denver and that is where I have been spending my free time. Brenda and some other family members are from Colorado Springs so I have been able to go and spend a couple of nights down there to get some laundry and stuff done.
I must say that I am amazed at this woman though! Last week when I got here Brenda has been only able to drink clear liquids, but since we have been at the hospice she has been eating solid foods. For someone that has hardly any colon left in her body I was amazed watching her eat that huge breakfast burrito yesterday smothered in green chile! Boy, that just made me laugh... Her pain has been controllable, but I am just on edge wondering if she is suddenly going to make a turn for the worst. She has two young kids and her daughter's 9th birthday is tomorrow, so I wonder if somehow that has an influence on her good condition at this time.
But boy do I miss posting my blog entries! Although there is a computer available here for me to use that allows me to check email and go blog surfing a little bit, it doesn't allow me to copy and paste. So needless to say I am still out of the loop a little bit.
I also wanted to let you know that I haven't forgotten about my contest for This Side of Heaven by Karen Kingsbury. I will draw for a winner as soon as I get home. I also have to post a review of The View from Mount Joy by Lorna Landvik that will get done next week.
Since today is Teaser Tuesday I'm still going to share a teaser with you. Since I don't have the capability to cut and paste all you get is the teaser sentence today from Shanghai Girls by Lisa See:
"She must hope for a son-and what mother doesn't wish for this thing?-because then their deeper positions will be clear. Every mother must obey her son, even if she is a Dragon."