Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Difficult Times

I am heading back to Michigan, my home state, tomorrow morning. That is the earliest flight I can get out of Cancun.

My mother, whom I was scheduled to visit on May 27 anyway, went into the hospital last Thursday for some minor surgery. While there, she contracted an infection which, bluntly, is killing her. They do not expect her to recover and the family has been told to gather quickly to say goodbye. She is on a morphine drip to allow her to die peacefully and with no pain.

She just turned 81 last Sunday. I just hope I get there in time.

I will return to Cancun on June 10.

UPDATE: My Mom passed away today at 12:10 PM, Mexican time.

49 comments:

Leo said...

So sorry to hear that Wayne. I do hope you make it home on time.

Anonymous said...

Take care of yourself!
Sorry about your mom.

jeanie said...

So sorry to hear this Wayne. When you didn't post I had visions of you and your mom happily eating cake! I hope it still happens.

CancunCanuck said...

Oh sweetheart, I'm sorry you are headed back for such sad circumstances, I wish you and your mother all the best and lots of health and love. Please take care and know that I will be thinking of you.

Hugs to you.

AHealey said...

Wayne - I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. I doubt you are checking this site but my thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Theresa in Mèrida said...

I don't know what to say except that I feel for you. I hope that you can get to say goodbye. A big hug from all of us.
love,
Theresa and family

threecollie said...

I am so terribly sorry...we will hold good thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Tom and Debi said...

Oh My Gosh Wayne! I'm so sorry! Please Travel Safe and Quick!
Debi

Sue said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I hope you get there in time to tell her goodbye. My thoughts are with you.

Anonymous said...

Wayne, we all have either been there, or will be at some point.....
You have my heartfelt empathy for what comes ...
I could talk for hours about how my similar situation affected me, but I do think I could offer some practical insight, if needed.

Good luck to you and yours .... it's all part of the Total Experience.

O Robert

Anonymous said...

Wayne, A Hug. Judy

Lisa in Dallas said...

I'm so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

stalkermom said...

My thoughts are with you.

Brenda said...

Oh I am so sorry. Wish you all the best and of course your mother also. What a rotten thing to happen. God speed.

Steve Cotton said...

You go with our prayers.

Anonymous said...

Isla, Prayers for your Mom. How sad a minor surgery caused a side effect of infection and potential death. We are thinking and praying for you at this sad time. Take care,

My Way said...

I'm so sorry to hear that hun. My thoughts are with you. Lots of hugs and prayers.

Anonymous said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your Mother. God's Blessings on your Mother and your family.

Linda

Salome0323 said...

Blessings and hugs from here.

Cheri and the Tanglewood girls..

CB said...

Oh my God Wayne, I`m so sorry. I`m praying for you and your family. I lost my father in 07` and I haven`t been the same since. I hope you can find some solace in knowing she was in no pain. Stay close to your family, I don`t know what I would have done if we didn`t all `feel the love` during our most difficult time.

-Cindy

Mary said...

God Bless

Derek in Calgary said...

So sorry to hear about your mom, Wayne, and sorry to hear you weren't able to get there before she died. My thoughts are definitely with you, and if you're still flying out tomorrow, take care. I've been reading your blog via RSS, so I haven't commented much, but I almost feel like I've come to know you over the last couple of years, and I'm deeply saddened.

Jackie said...

Oh Wayne I am so sorry that you were not able to say goodbye to your mother before she passed. I am sending a big cyber hug your way.

Nancy said...

Wayne, I'm so very sorry about your mom. Take care.

Anonymous said...

you're in our thoughts and prayers. be strong. gather with your family... cry, laugh and remember.
-trina in idaho

Brenda said...

So very sorry. Thinking of you.

Life's a Beach! said...

Wayne, so sorry to hear this. Rest assured that your mom knew how much you loved her. Take care and have a safe trip.

Thinking of you, Beck.

AHealey said...

Wayne - I am so sorry you could not get home in time to see your Mom. You have a whole lifetime of love and memories to cherish. Be strong, so many people are sending you love and good thoughts.

IslaZina said...

Wayne,
You and your family have my deepest condolences. Death of one's mother is the toughest of life's dealings. You have my prayers. Safe home from the rock.
z

Islagringo said...

TO ALL: Thank you all for your comments. I wish I could adequately express how much they all mean to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

A little while ago I was complaining that I needed to get off the island for awhile. All I can say is, be careful what you wish for.

Calypso said...

So sorry to read about your mom Wayne. My mother passed away at the same age as yours in the end of 2001. I think a lot about her these days. Life goes on - but it is different. Hang in there my friend.

Arizona Kelly said...

Oh Wayne, I'm so sorry to hear about this. I hope you are finding some comfort in all the love and blessings being sent your way, mine included. Take care amigo.

Jamqueen said...

Wayne, my sympathies ggo out to you on the loss of your mother.
Ann

ronald said...

Sorry to hear the news Wayne,we have been reading your blog since we moved to the island 2 years ago and enjoy it very much.God bless you and your mom...Ronnie & Norma

KfromMichigan said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. My prayers are with you Amigo.

Jane Hudalla said...

My deepest sympathy Wayne. It's extremely difficult to lose those who loved us most (our mothers). Please remember, the "heart" does go on.

Love, Jane

heatherinparadise.com said...

Oh, Wayne, I am so so sorry. (((hugs))) I love you, your mama loved you, and I know she knew that you loved her.

Babs said...

My dear Wayne - I almost jumped when I read your blog this morning. You are in my heart and I send white light tocomfort yuo in this time of stress and sadness.
I did not arrive in time to be with Jennifer and I, at first, had a difficult time with it-but I realized she just had to go and where she was going was a better place - away from pain.
With love,
BABS

ronnie said...

Sorry to hear the news Wayne. We have been residents of Isla Mujeres for two years now after leaving New York City and enjoy reading your blog very much.God Bless her...Ronnie & Norma

Nancy said...

Wayne, I was surprised that my comment wasn't here...where the heck did it go?

I hope you are holding up ok, this is such a hard time.

Hugs from Paul and me.

E and J said...

Wayne, I am so sorry about your mother and so sad for you and your family. You touch so many people by sharing your thoughts, kind deeds and daily life. I know that part of that had to come from a very special mom.
We are thinking of you and your family.
Love,

Isla Deb said...

I'm so sorry for your loss...and know what it's like to lose your mother. My prayers are with you and your family.

Gilbert said...

I'm so sorry. My deepest condolences to you.

Croft Randle said...

I am so sorry to hear that news Wayne. My 80 year old brother passed away in Canada with very little warning while we were in Mexico for the winter. It is one of the things we have to take into consideration when we make the decision to travel extensively or to live far away from family. All considered, I think we both have made the correct decision. Again, I am so sorry.

American Mommy in Mexico said...

My thoughts are with you and your family.

Laurie said...

Wayne, my sympathies are with you. I agree with Croft Randle that living away from home has its disadvantages. Godspeed!

Cynthia Johnson and Mike Nickell said...

We're sorry to hear of your loss. Good energy from Salem is coming your way.

Anonymous said...

My sympathies on the loss of your mom. It's tough enough to travel when things are 'normal', take care of your stress.
My husband and I just returned from Cancun and visited Isla Mujeres; it's a beautiful place to call home. Best-E

CancunCanuck said...

Wayne, I am so sorry for your loss, I didn't catch the edit to the post otherwise I would have jumped in sooner. I wish you peace my friend, please let me know if there is anything we can do.

A big hug to you.