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... My father is in a VA facility in the end stage of dementia. The doctor had warned us it was a very aggressive form and since he was admitted in December, he has declined rapidly. ... (0 replies)
... years because he needed more care than we could give him....He was a big guy....The resthome called me April 1st and told me they found him on his hands and knees beside his bed gasping for air...Immediately, the resthome called 911 and sent him to hospital.... ... (3 replies)
... I am a hospice vigil volunteer, and have sat with many "actively dying" patients. ... (5 replies)

... After watching my wife deteriorate after nine years of dementia with the last days absorbing morphine and ativan, I could only express my appreciation to the Hospice personnel who enable my spouse to pass without any noticeable pain. I have always thought it better to be in infinite tranquility than constant pain. ... (12 replies)
... my moms condition and then knowing the results of morphine and how it can alter a persons breathing and that being one of the issues my mom had was COPD, Emphysema that I felt that it was like a quick suicide assistance in some manner. ... (12 replies)
... I have been home health for twenty years and have dealt with clients in the dying process. Unfortunately some people linger quite awhile before they die. ... (3 replies)
... My 84 year old dad has end stage Alzheimers. He is being cared for at home. He stopped eating and hasn't had anything to drink in 8 days. Last Tuesday the nurses were unable to wake him for his morning routine of bathing etc. We assumed he'd slipped into a coma. ... (3 replies)
Mom could be dying
Jul 12, 2010
... I wanted to let you all know that my mom did pass in early July. The two months were horrible and I think the medical profession is really in dire straights. ... (10 replies)
My Dad is Dying
Mar 22, 2010
... I am very sorry for the difficulty for you and your family. You might ask the hospice whether they would prescribe Ativan in addition to the morphine. ... (13 replies)
... p this Palm Sunday, the 1st. She was in a long term care facility due to complications suffered after gall bladder surgery. She had quite a time and her health issues over the last several years was exhausting for her. ... (22 replies)

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