Day 11 without fluids- so so sad

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by dianemb, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. dianemb

    dianemb Registered User

    Aug 17, 2006
    My poor Mum, i can hardly bear it anymore just sitting looking at her, wiping her head, whispering in her ear, hoping and praying

    its now Day 11 without fluids for my Mum (aged 71 with Lewy Body dementia)
    this is agony just watching her fade away
    I just did not believe someone could fight on this long without fluids

    i cannot begin to explain how hard this is
    thanks to all for support

    Diane x
  2. rummy

    rummy Registered User

    Jul 15, 2005
    I am so sorry Diane. God bless you and give you strength.
  3. Kathleen

    Kathleen Registered User

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Sussex

    I went through the same situation with my Dad, it is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do, telling him it was alright to let go, that he could stop fighting now, we would look after Mum for him, and what a fantastic man he was,when all I wanted was for him to get well again, but his brain was too damaged to ever let that happen.

    You are doing all you can and when your Mum finally gets the peace she needs, you will, in time, be ok about what you are going through now.

    My Dad died 2 years ago next month and I have only recently felt that by letting nature take its course, we did the right thing by him.

    Thinking of you and wishing your Mum a peaceful passing.

  4. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    (((Hugs)))) dianemb
  5. Tender Face

    Tender Face Account Closed

    Mar 14, 2006
    NW England
    Diane, just wanted you to know I am thinking of you and mum.....

    Love, Karen, x
  6. mel

    mel Registered User

    Apr 30, 2006
    dear Diane
    just sending my love
  7. Tressa

    Tressa Registered User

    May 18, 2004
    N. Ireland
    My prayers are with you Diane, God Bless.
  8. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    Dear Diane,
    I hope that you and your mother will soon find peace. Love to you both.
  9. suptowngirl

    suptowngirl Registered User

    Sep 19, 2005
    My thoughts are with you Diane.
  10. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    So are mine xx
  11. sunny

    sunny Registered User

    Sep 1, 2006
    Sending you lots of love and kind thoughts at this very difficult time. You must feel drained, please try and look after yourself as well during this time.
  12. Áine

    Áine Registered User

    still thinking of you Diane. how horribly difficult for you all. wishing you courage and hope.
  13. Marcus44

    Marcus44 Registered User

    Sep 2, 2006
    Romford, Essex, UK
    Care in Hospitals

    I know exactly the situation Diane is in.

    My mother is only 65 and was diagnosed with "Early onset" dementia about three years ago.

    She has suffered a heart attack three weeks ago and initially, naturally I was alarmed and concerned but when I saw her that night (I live on the other side of London to her and I am severely partially sighted) and she looked better when I left than when I first glanced my eyes on her.

    When I rang the hospital, all they could say is that she was "Drowsy" which I have since translated to mean unconsious. She has been hydrated on fluids but has not eaten any food for 16 days and is getting weaker. What really angers me is that the hospital have now asked for my permission to refrain from treating her with antibiotics to clear up some pneumonia that she has developed while in hospital. I am not in denial about where this is leading too, I just wished that those in the medical profession realised that the people in their "care" are the most precious things in our lives and deserve everything we can do to care, support and make what remains of their lives cmfortable. It angers me that my mother has no voice of her own and whilst I will do everything to ensure she is protected and not open to medical neglect and ensure the care she receives is the best she can get, I fear for all those individuals in care homes, hospitals and other places who have no one to protect them.

    It is nothing short of cruel to see a woman so young in such a condition, deteriating so quickly when she had strength, fight, conviction and passion right throughout her life.

    I would like to thank Diane for sharing her story as it has helped me to realise that we are all not alone at a time we feel it most.

    Thanking of you all in similar situations,

  14. daizee

    daizee Registered User

    Mar 31, 2006
    Broken Hill, Australia
    Please don't look at your mother and think she is still lying there suffering,her body is just on auto pilot her spirit is flying high and free , she'll be meeting past loved ones and feeling young and strong and filled with pure joy.We miss them so much when they go but our loved ones don't need to feel they have left us behind feeling miserable,be so happy for her knowing this is her time, and forget this image you see before you I'm sure there was so much more to her than the last 11 days, just say goodbye she's already high above you laughing and smiling in some wonderful heavenly place knowing she'll see you again one day...................Daizee
  15. janices666

    janices666 Registered User

    Jun 23, 2006
    To Diane.
    Just to say i am thinking of you and your mum, and senting my love to you both.Look after yourself won't you.

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