Another day of ups and downs. My mom’s swallowing test did not go well at all. She just doesn’t have the strength yet to swallow food so it’s ice chips and pudding for her. She was also on the less invasive bipap but we had an incredibly difficult time understanding what she was saying so they put her on a smaller mask for as long as she could handle it. The nurse threw out the word “hospice” for the first time today as well. So, while we are still hopeful, the reality of the future is creeping in more and more.