Thank you all again for sharing your stories. I got something out of each and every post. They have helped me tremendously. My Mom was not dying, she was recuperating from open heart surgery. At 82, it was a struggle, but I was in awe of her courage and determination. She overcame many serious setbacks, but she slipped away. I think she was very tired.
Thank you so much for all the advise. I've always been one to follow my instincts, and yesterday my instinct was to start this thread, that help and comfort would follow. It certainly did, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.