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Discussion in 'End of life care' started by Sharin, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. Sharin

    Sharin Registered User

    Aug 30, 2019
    12
    Hi all
    My mother came home on Friday.
    Consultant said we may get a week or days with her.
    They tried to treat her for a uti but didn't get a therapeutic dose of antibiotics into her as she kept refusing (she was taking them for family)
    They tried iv tazocin which I understand is for a chest infection, even though she had no symptoms. Iv dislodged twice.
    Developed cough & expectorating green phlegm before discharge but no further antibiotics given.
    She is drinking small amounts, some days about 200ml Fortijuce, other days takes nothing. Hasn't eaten other than a mouthful, for a month.
    Now a nasty, hacking cough is getting worse, I suspect a chest infection & it sounds awful. Would GP give antibiotics to keep her comfortable? Would it be right to ask?
    So hard to watch my mother like this.
    Sharon x
     
  2. DesperateofDevon

    DesperateofDevon Registered User

    Jul 7, 2019
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    my Dad is at end of life care,
    Pain relief & keeping your mum comfortable is all you can do; it’s quality of life over quantity now- trust Mei know how difficult this decision is. You have had consultants who have helped you come to this decision. I have had to fight & continue to do so with Dads care home for them to follow medical advise.
    Spend time with your Mum & I send you all my love & hope for light to come soon
    Xx
     
  3. Shedrech

    Shedrech Volunteer Moderator

    Dec 15, 2012
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  4. Pacucho

    Pacucho Registered User

    Dec 20, 2009
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    Wembley, Middlesex
  5. Sharin

    Sharin Registered User

    Aug 30, 2019
    12
    My mother passed away Monday.
    She is at peace now & no longer enduring this most horrid condition.
    My heart goes out to everybody here & in your continued fight, I wish you as well as it can be.
    Kind regards
    Sharin
     
  6. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
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  7. Shedrech

    Shedrech Volunteer Moderator

    Dec 15, 2012
    8,093
    Yorkshire
    sad news @Sharin
    your mother is at peace
    and I hope there's peace for you too, and comfort knowing you did all you could for her
    be kind to yourself
     
  8. Rosserk

    Rosserk Registered User

    Jul 9, 2019
    341

    I am so glad your mother is finally at peace, it must have been incredibly hard. I pray every day that both my parents will die quickly in their sleep so the misery of this disease can’t torture them any longer.

    I hope when you’ve had time to heal you can remember you’re lovely mum when she was happy xx
     
  9. Lirene

    Lirene Registered User

    Sep 15, 2019
    147
    My prayers are for everyone xx
     
  10. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
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    Merseyside
    I’m so sorry @Sharin. My thoughts are with you.
     
  11. jugglingmum

    jugglingmum Registered User

    Jan 5, 2014
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    Female
    Chester
    Condolences on your loss,
     
  12. DesperateofDevon

    DesperateofDevon Registered User

    Jul 7, 2019
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    I’m so sorry for your loss & so pleased that your mum is at peace now. Sending you love & light xxxxx
     
  13. Bunpoots

    Bunpoots Registered User

    Apr 1, 2016
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    Nottinghamshire
  14. Ray96

    Ray96 Registered User

    Sep 29, 2018
    87
    So sorry Sharin, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
     

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