Dear All My darling Mum passed on Wednesday. She was 89 and died peacefully with her family around her. She was spared the end stages of dementia which I had dreaded happening. I know I have a lot to be thankful for but I will miss her desperately and can't stop crying today. She deteriorated quickly after fracturing her hip and spending 10 days in hospital when she seemed to decide enough was enough and would no longer eat or drink or make any effort to recover from the surgery. Forcing her to eat just made her sick and us very uneasy and it was impossible to get her to take meds. The Hospice team came in to manage the End of Life care once the vomiting was persistent after only sips of water and a significant gastric bleed.. The end came five days later. I know others here are dealing with similar loss and I am thinking of you all in grief.