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Kay Francis Rocekfeller-Tieman 1934-2018

On October 16, 2017 only a little over 6 months after my brother Charlie had his stroke on his brain stem I found my mom after she suffered a stroke on her left cerebellum. For 2 weeks she was totally out of it, very confused, could not follow commands, thought that I was her mother, she talked to her first son that passed away, she talked to her dad and her mom, telling herĀ  mom that she was not ready yet. I walked in after about 2 weeks and it was like a light switched on and my mom mentally was back to normal so to speak or so I thought, she was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia from the stroke. Rehabilitation and hard work and my mom was back on her feet doing stuff like she used to but at night sundowners and dementia would cause havoc.

On June 25, 2018 my mom suffered a massive stroke, but unlike the first one she knew for days who everyone was and what was going on although at night the sundowners would hit as did the dementia. After an MRI they advised me that the stroke was to massive, my mom could no longer swallow and you could see her going down hill very fast. She told me that she didn’t think that she would be able to pull out of this one.

My mom waited almost 2 weeks before passed, she waited for her granddaughter to get here, when she should have been gone within 24-48 hours after having such a massive stroke. At this point she was no longer able to respond but when she heard my daughter’s voice you could see her trying to pull out of it, the next day we went to the hospital and she was able to open her eye mouth that she loved me and then saw her granddaughter and was able to mouth 2 times that she loved her and looked as if she was going to cry. Then my mom became unsponsive once more and left us 2 days after. She got what she waited for her favorite granddaughter to be with her.

I lost my mommy on July 6, 2018.

I love you to the moon and back a million times.