My mother had a stroke part 5: Drowning

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My mother’s new room has a tree outside the window, and in the late afternoon the sun dapples through the leaves, throwing dancing shadows across her ventilator.

In out. In out.

Hushed puffs of air, occasionally punctuated by the automatic shifting of her bed. She’s mostly been asleep when we see her…