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... My mother, age 77, is near death. The hospice nurse explained today that she only has a few days left. ... (6 replies)
... I am very sorry about your father. I am not a nurse but I do volunteer at the hospice and I am familiar with this issue. ... (2 replies)
... the brain. It was even worse. My Dad went pretty fast in retrospect, but my Mom lingered for a very long time. My point is I guess you never really know when death is near. ... (11 replies)

The waiting
Sep 18, 2011
... st died last month, he and mom were married for 54 years and I know that she experienced exactly what you are, seeing my father succumb to leukemia. I agree that hospice is probably the way to go, if they deem that your husband is near death. There is only so much you can do. ... (4 replies)
... I think even people who believe in God sometimes have a fear of death and dying. I believe that we fear more of the unknown and the pain and suffering we might have to endure during the dying process. ... (27 replies)
... My mom had breast cancer that was in remission for ten years, and then all of a sudden her back started hurting. The doctors poo pooed her pain and sent her to chiropractors and the like. I'll tell you the whole story so this doesn't happen to someone else's mother. She was getting cortizone shots and tens unit and even had xrays, but they didn't catch a tumor on her spine.... (11 replies)
... That's good to hear. When my grandmother was dying in 93 (she was 90) I didn't see her but my mother witnessed this behavior of eye tracking and looking around and found it very disturbing and frightening. So I did not go into see her at the end. Thanks for posting that. It's always bothered me. (62 replies)
... sed away after a 5 day battle in a stage 6 coma. The said she was brain dead. My beliefs are very different from theirs though. As she was laying there in the Hospice house, we would talk to her. We would start to cry as we told her how much we love her and how much we're going to miss her... ... (62 replies)
... I'm not an expert in the field of death and dying, but I believe your father should be in a hospice not a hospital. ... (11 replies)
Perspectives...
Mar 17, 2006
... There are lots of perspectives on death and dying but I feel like our attitudes are shaped not so much by death as it is how a person dies. ... (9 replies)
... Someone ticked him off or his dog died...never that he choose to pick up a drink and consume it. I know....I watched my father drink himself to death too. ... (4 replies)
... I am new to this forum and hope someone can help. My dad passed away a little over a year ago. He was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer in 2005 and fought hard for 2 1/2 years. when it was obvious he would not rebound a last time, we took him home from the hospital on hospice. Up until that point he was eating like a horse. Almost too much. He was unable to walk and... (5 replies)
... I watched my mom die over the last month. We found out she had cancer on July 6 and she died on August 2. The hospice nurses knew the end was near because they had seen it all before. My mom was so restless. Tossing and turning, flipping her blanket. She couldn't stay still. ... (18 replies)
... years. He wrote, step by step, what to expect when a loved one is dying. One thing he said toward the end when death is very near, was that he had witnessed on more than one occasion, the patient sitting up and saying things like "help me up", "get me up". ... (18 replies)
... rother's or my sister's grief right now and I know she told me because I have never broken my word to her and because I tend to be more sensible when it comes to death and dying. I'm very torn between what is right and what is wrong here. Any advice or words or wisdom would be welcome here. ... (4 replies)
My son is dying.
Aug 30, 2005
... f my room and close the door and try not to listen." I went out and fell on the floor, praying for God to have mercy on him. Then I got on the phone and called hospice to try to get more pain relief. ... (324 replies)
... I read my original post and at the time I was wondering how a person really knew that death was near. I know now....my mom passed away Saturday night, January 15th. When the time comes and gets close, you really do sense a change, a difference. ... (19 replies)




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