Today is Mom's birthday. She turned 84. I brought a 1/2 sheet cake and one of my cousins and her husband came as well. Mom was in the day room all ready and waiting when we got there.
Before I got to her, the nurse called me aside to tell me not to go to Mom's room because her roommate was actively dying ;-(
We went ahead and lit the candles and everyone sang to Mom.. We passed out the cake and then visited with Mom in another room.
Before I left, the nurse came and told me that the roommate did pass. She was going to tell Mom later about her. I'm wondering how Mom will react. She did live with the woman for almost 2 years. She was used to her ways.