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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)
... 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'm sorry about your loved one. My Mom is also in hospice for pancreatic cancer. I know it is a tricky situation as far as administering pain medication. ... (12 replies)
... My husband died of cancer about a month ago and he was also under hospice care. ... (2 replies)
... called hospice to report the change.He has never had this pain before. ... (4 replies)
... This moment in yours and your moms life are frightening but can become some of the closest moments you share together. ... (12 replies)
... weeks to live, and this week, she started at home hospice care. Prior to Sunday, she was able to walk pretty good, ate fairly regularly, and was perfectly coherent. She started taking morphine and methadone that day. The next day, and ever since, she's been completely out of it. ... (12 replies)
... Im really sorry to hear of what you and your sister are enduring, its a tough time. ... (2 replies)
... I am not glad i found your post but in a way i am... my mom right now is suffering from pc... her liver is failing and I'm watching in horror as the pain takes over her body. she was diagnosed in feb of this year and went through chemo... ... (8 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. ... (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)
... much faster than we thought and not able to get there on time. Seeing your loved one in pain is awful but the morphine does take the pain away. a very fine line when one is overmedicated but hospital my mum was in did not have advantage of hospice and specialists in this field. ... (12 replies)
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... I'm sorry about the loss of your Mom and I am glad that she didn't suffer. As caregivers in hospice it seems like we have a tremendous responsibility on our shoulders. ... (12 replies)
... Personally, before my wife died last week, I requested oral morphine as often as possible during the last 12 hours of her life. She passed without any noticeable discomfort. ... (12 replies)
... My mom was on Hospice and as she suffered from Congestive heart failure and COPD she was in a lot of pain, towards the end the Dr. ordered her 30 mg of morphine every hour, liquid of course, wouldn't that of pushed to stop her heart and depress her breathing more so.... ... (12 replies)
... here can help me on advice it would be greatly appreciated. My mother age 53 has non small cell lung cancer. She was diagnosed February 2008. I did some research and most health care professionals say patients live 1 yr after diagnosis, on average. She's getting weaker, scared, more pain. ... (16 replies)


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