Its the end

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by PaulaSB12, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. PaulaSB12

    PaulaSB12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mother is having morphine and is unconscious and we have been told she is dying now. There is no hope and no more time. The hospital is trying to fast track her to a hospice so she doesn't die in hospital but they don't think they have the time. It is so serious they have said come and visit at any time hospital visiting hours no longer apply.
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Oh, that is so sad! I am so sorry! I've been through this exact same thing with my ex-mother in law. She had liver cancer, with no chance of recovering. She was on morphine and went unconscious. (Into a coma.)

    My sister is a registered nurse. Here is some advice for you, and this is very delicate.....[​IMG]

    When my MIL was in the same state as you, my sister the RN advised the family to take her off the IV fluids. She would still get the morphine, and would feel no pain. The IV fluids may keep your mother going for quite some time, which doesn't help her at all, and really causes alot of stress to you and your family, watching her linger with no hope of recovery. I talked with the family and the doctor, and he agreed that it was very insightful and a good thing to do to end her suffering, and the suffering of the family as well.

    It is not a cold thing to do, it is a caring thing to do......Take care and I am thinking of you and your mother!

    Sharon
     
  3. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Overrun With Chickens

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  4. KBlue

    KBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hispoptart Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    I'm so sorry Paula. I'm thinking of you.
     
  7. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry. My heart goes out to you and your Mother.
     
  8. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    I'm so sorry, Paula. Thinking of you and your family.

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  9. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is one of the hardest things we ever have to do. I will keep you in my thoughts.
     
  10. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    I am so sorry. I hope being there for her brings you comfort. [​IMG] God bless you.
     

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