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Am I being too mercenary ?

Suze99

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Nov 8, 2020
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Deepest condolences on your loss. Your mum is now at peace. Please take care. Sending love to you and your family x
 

Wheresmarg?

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Sending our sincere condolences, our family is just entering week 7of 24 hour vigils, following a hospital prognosis of ‘last few days’ on May 13th for our Mum. She is 95, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2011. We are offering her food & drink, but not forcing her in anyway. She is on a morphine syringe and in no pain, she appears to have lost about half her normal body weight. Her waking moments are constantly filled with the deep seated anxieties that have plagued her thoughts since 2011. We totally agree with your thoughts on not to ‘force feed’ your Mum.
 

Lawson58

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Victoria, Australia
My sincere condolences on your loss.

I was listening to a radio discussion this morning which involved an acute care specialist and a palliative care consultant and the topic was about making decisions about end of life, not just the aged but trauma, terminal illnesses etc.

The acute care specialist used the term 'comfort care' rather than the word palliative and I thought that it seemed to be so appropriate and that perhaps your experiences of the last few days might have been just a little easier had that been the approach.

I hope you find peace and strength for what lies ahead.
 

Suze99

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Nov 8, 2020
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My sincere condolences on your loss.

I was listening to a radio discussion this morning which involved an acute care specialist and a palliative care consultant and the topic was about making decisions about end of life, not just the aged but trauma, terminal illnesses etc.

The acute care specialist used the term 'comfort care' rather than the word palliative and I thought that it seemed to be so appropriate and that perhaps your experiences of the last few days might have been just a little easier had that been the approach.

I hope you find peace and strength for what lies ahead.
 

Suze99

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Nov 8, 2020
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I think "comfort care" is a much better phrase to use. To be kept comfortable that is vital for our loved ones.