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Hospice Death
Apr 24, 2016
... Hi there. I too am sorry for your loss, but please do not beat yourself up over what you do not understand. Hospice is specifically used for patients who are seeking comfort measures only; and a patient can only qualify for hospice when they have <6 months left to live and a terminal diangosis. In the case of most cancer patients, hospice is only brought in when there are... (4 replies)
... I am so very sorry that you have to watch your father go through the pain of liver failure. I read the stages of death and prayed a lot and God gave me strength and peace during this time in my life and I will pray He holds you also to have the grace to go through this and I do hope you have faith and that you have friends and family to support you. It is difficult to watch... (5 replies)
... Thank you renko. I'm sorry to hear about your husband I never understood how hard dementia was to deal with until now. It's just hard because 3 weeks ago he was perfectly fine. Technically he doesn't have dementia but it's the build up of the toxins in his brain from his liver not working and it's just like it. I've started putting the couch beside his hosptial bed at night so... (5 replies)

... Hi, I'm so sorry you are watching your grandmother die and fade away. I'll let you know what happened to my husband. He had dementia for 10 years but then he started choking every time he ate something. Then he started getting infections usually urinary track infections and went to the hospital. One time he was able to fight through the infection with antibiotics but the... (2 replies)
... I'm so sorry you are going through this. I had a husband who had dementia and would try to get out of bed all the time and I was afraid he would fall and break his hip or something else. Does your dad have a hospital bed? If so, if you have railings, you could possibly find something to hold the railings up until you were able to get him out of bed. I used straps and put... (5 replies)
... Thank you sweetpotato. (5 replies)
... I wish I knew the answers for you. I just wanted to say that you are such a loving grandson, and your questions are very, very wise, and I do hope you get your answers soon. (2 replies)
... I have no experience with this, but I just wanted to let you know how sorry I am. (5 replies)
... My father has been in intensive care for the last 2 weeks. He was diagnosed with end stage cirrhosis from alcohol abuse. Hospice brought him home last Friday which obviously means he has less than 6 months to live. He has all the symptoms of liver failure. He can't walk at all or move very well. Jaundice, swollen esophagus, severe confusion and dementia, slurred speech, fluid... (5 replies)
... Hi, Thank you for reading my post. I'm pretty desperate for someone to give me advice or at least some guidance. My grandmother is 89 years old. On Feb 3 she was admitted to the hospital with an acute pain in her abdomen, which ended up being a gall stone. It had actually been there for years and she was never cleared for surgery due to episodes of heart arhythmia. This... (2 replies)
... I am so sorry to hear .. But I am content that you've found peace within yourself & is able to accept death as a part of life. I work at Memorial Sloan- the cancer hospital & have encountered several family members of the dying- most appear sad but content to be able to spend the last days with their loved ones. It may seem to be a burden to reveal the truth but leaving... (1 replies)
... with 2 doctors here at the hospital and both think I should believe im going to live until the moment im not alive anymore. They believe once you decide you are dying soon, you will die. I get their point of view but if my health is declining every day for 2 weeks, its not going to get better. ... (1 replies)
... I need help I have just found out my dad's in hospital and is dying but his being so stubborn and will not tell.me or any of my siblings which hospital he is in...does anyone know where or what I could do to find out where he is. ... (3 replies)
... however medical professionals are trained to administer pain medication when a patient is in distress. For instance, if you are dying of a cancer, they may administer Morphine to make breathing easier, and eliminate pain. Same with both pulmonary and cardiac issues. ... (3 replies)
... Hello, My name is Chris. My mom has been battling Non-small cell Adenocarcinoma since late last year. When it was found she was a stage 3a. They only seen it in her left lung at the time and was about the size of your fist. It was touching the rib cage and a major blood vessel was wrapped around it. At the time it was determined that the best treatment would be to shrink it... (1 replies)
Mom dying
Oct 24, 2013
... Thank You!!! For your replies, it meant the world to me, Iím not alone. The last 24hrs has been really hard for my mom. Dementia wow on top of everything else. My heart is broken watching her going through different stages of dying. ďShe said Iím old itís time for me to die, call her Pastor get her funeral readyĒ I said yes mamĒ Everything is ready it was easy doing... (5 replies)
Mom dying
Oct 24, 2013
... Thank You!!! For your replies, it meant the world to me, I’m not alone. The last 24hrs has been really hard for my mom. Dementia wow on top of everything else. My heart is broken watching her going through different stages of dying. “She said I’m old it’s time for me to die, call her Pastor get her funeral ready” I said yes mam” Everything is ready it was easy doing... (5 replies)
Mom dying
Oct 19, 2013
... se her more quickly. If she has dementia, you may need to repeat things when the time seems right in case she has forgotten. May she go in peace. When my Dad was dying and very near the end, I darkened the room, put on some soothing music and lit some small candles to carry him into the night. ... (5 replies)
Mom dying
Oct 19, 2013
... s been on hospice for 4 months. She has been in active dying stage for over a month now. ... (5 replies)
... I am sorry that you are suffering so much. If you really want to think about it, we are all dying from the moment we are born. It's just a matter of time for everyone. Have you asked your doctor if there is something you can take to help you sleep? ... (3 replies)


Associated Tags: cirrhosis of the liver, death, dying, grandmother, hep-c, hospice, liver disease, liver failure

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