My former mother-in-law is (as of the last update that I heard) refusing any further kidney and dialysis treatments other than "for comfort". So, if you are of the kind who likes to send out good thoughts for people, I'm sure it would be appreciated.
She was there for myself and my ex when even my own Mom wasn't. We had our problems - what in-laws don't, especially when we are getting married in your early 20s, and full of "We can make this work" when all signs point to it being a fast trip to slamming into a brick wall.
There was a time when she referred to me as her son.
There was a time, during the divorce, that she threatened me with all sorts of things if I ever spoke to her or any member of her family again.
That anger mellowed in time, especially since my ex and I continued to talk - and no power on the Earth can keep me from my niece for any length of time.
She's a good woman, who has worked as hard as she could for her family, and who gets the shaft more often than she has ever deserved. Often from those she loves the most.
I'm not sure what more can be done for her. Especially if she doesn't want to continue to go through it anymore. But hopefully, whatever happens, it will happen as gracefully as she deserves.
In lighter news - we have a finale. http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/646884.html and it's really, really close. So make sure you get out and support your favorites.
I wish I had something more "up" for the next to last Green Room of Exhibit A. Hopefully, I will have something better on Monday.