You know I have followed closely as possible all your Mom posts and this is a sad one indeed. I can nly wish her and you the best and most humane treatment in these days.
I know you have seen my Father's Dedicated page and I can tell that many of the good time I missed with him is NOT the case with your Mom, so both she and you will have memories as these tough days come and pass.
I learned a great deal with the passing of my Father and I have grown as a person, a son, a care-giver and a human in the last few years and EVENTHOUGH my Mom has not been very mobile and our short adventures (those which create lasting memories) have been feww, I still feel good that in the end times, my Mom has had me near her as often as possible.
Right now Tracey's father is just finishing surgury to remove a massive hernia and also to replace the out-dated pacemaker that he has failing in his chest. Tracey is at the hospital now awaiting him to come out of recovery and return to his room.
I'm glad your Mom has you there to help her and be with her Rog, and even in hospice or nursing home care, I know you Mom will hear from you and see you as often as possible - that interaction in this stage of her life will ground her and ready her for dealing with natural events to follow.
Without getting to far out in space, I hope you read (or have read my OBE Section) www.beemaster.com/obe.html
and see what I think happens after the suffering of life's latter days are long beyond us. I think it is a very logical and scientify compilation of what happens when the phsyical body stays behind and the conscience body (the real part of all of us) is left to return to the cosmic pool of energy where we all are from and always will be when NOT limited to the restrainsts to the phsyical body.
Good luck my Freind - your Mom is is in our prayers ans I hope that whatever happens that it is peaceful and humane and don't every forget: Memories are the threads that hold us closet to those who have moved on, as long as we have memories, then they are with us.
God Bless Rog. You are very much in the thoughts of many many people here and that has always brought me a great piece of mind - I hope it does to you too!