Help as I assist Mom AND Grandma in dying process
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I have been care-giving my mom in my home for 1.5 yrs. Please support us as I help her travel to see her 99 yr old mom and then help her, and possibly both of them, to pass. I need support with travel, rent and bills while I help see them thru passing.

I have been care-giving my mom, Sonya, in my home for 1.5 yrs. Please support us as I help her travel to see her 99 yr old mom, Lillian, and then help her, and possibly both of them, to pass. I need support with travel, rent and bills while I help see them thru their end of life transistions.

It’s been a challenging time. I have administered peritoneal dialysis nightly. She has many other conditions including Parkinson's and some auto-immune issues that limit her mobility and cause extreme fatigue. She was in the hospital for ten days with infections starting May 28th (the 7th time hospitalized in the 1.5 yrs)....then moved to a nursing home for rehab.... she wants to stop dialysis treatment and have hospice help her die….AFTER I transport her 12 hrs by car from Northern California to Southern Los Angeles area to a new nursing home so she can see HER 99 yr old mother who is also near the end of life and declining.

My income from the State for care-giving her stopped on May 28th when she left the home to the hospital, but the work has not. I've spent many hours at the hospital and nursing home and I'm still spending countless hours at the dialysis clinic with her and handling more than I can handle...somehow. Her social security money that helps pay the rent will stop soon when she enters the nursing home next week.  I still need to cover July rent here on our 3bd house and possibly August if I’m not able to get back up to move. I'm handling a zillion logistics and may need to stay down there for weeks or months. I will at some point need to travel back up to move out of my home and possibly secure a new rental down there ASAP. It's unknown how long she will continue dialysis. She will pass within weeks after stopping treatments. I need to be there helping her with dialysis and thru her transition when the time comes. My grandmother now has 24 hr care and is declining. There is also a chance of her passing within weeks or months, and that my mom will choose to continue treatments until after my grandma passes.

I am handling extreme unknowns in my world that I am surfing step by step with as much grace as possible, but I need your help so my rent, bills, and travel expenses are covered ($4 a gallon! Over 1000 miles round trip that I will likely do at least twice before the end of July). It's too far to drive with her in one day so funding will help with a night or two in hotels with her next week. I will be consumed in care-giving and logistics, and likely moving, for the next month or perhaps several months and not able to work much.

Anything helps. $5 in the gas tank helps! $500 toward rent helps!

(I have been posting updates on this site....we made it to Laguna....still handling many logistics and I'm staying in a hotel til I have time to find a short term rental or place to stay. Donations definitely needed.)

Thank you everyone!! Please keep us in your prayers!

Gratitude, Leora

 

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