23 December 2007

My mother's Christmas

Earlier this week, my mother was rushed, again, to hospital. I was prepared for the worst. Full essay.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope you get through this rough patch.. honestly, I cant say things like "hope she gets better" because at this point, what is "better"? I have a parent in a similar situation right now and we just take things one day at a time. Thank you for sharing this yb..

Chris said...

Pneumonia used to be called "the old man's friend" because those elderly suffering an advanced illness were often carried off by it.

Antibiotics changed that to a great extent, but in many cases they actually prolonged the suffering to which the elderly person returned when the pneumonia was cured.

I'll light a candle tomorrow at church for you and your mother.

Saint Splattergut said...

You write beautifully, sir.

I hope she is happy too. Whoever who had a hand in bringing up such a great man as yourself deserves much happiness.


-SS

yuen said...

our breathing and food tubes join at the throat because we are descended from fish: mouth gulps water, solids get filtered out to go down the digestive tube, while liquid passes through the gills that pick up oxygen

just curious: what was her attitude towards homosexuality? (if you prefer not to answer, that would be fine)

family man said...

Thanks for sharing this intimate moment. I truly appreciate it, and appreciate my own mom even more.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. I am touched by the story.... Though I do not practise any particular religion, in my heart, I pray your mum, you and your dad...

Your sincere fellow singaporean

edw1177 said...

Thank you for sharing this. As much as possible my thoughts are with you.

Anonymous said...

i share your sadness. wish you are strong to overcome this.

u write beautifully.

Anonymous said...

As a mother, she only has love for you. Other things does not matter.

She is happy. And you are loved.

Larry said...

My thoughts are with you and your family.

sharn said...

thanks for sharing what must be a most painful experience. i may not have had the strength to write the entry if i were in your shoes. my thoughts are with you and your mom.

Anonymous said...

Great writing, Alex. Do your best and be happy that you did. No second guessing.

Cyril C.

Anonymous said...

Alex, my best wishes to your mother.
Can;t you keep your mother with you, at home, with a maid?
Nursing homes are usually terrible places for the old and helpless.
or is this the way of the future... not taking care of our old?
The mexican culture, they look after their old people, has society changed so much that family members have no time to look after their own parents?