All threads and posts regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 can be found in our area specifically for Coronavirus COVID-19 discussion.
You can directly access this area >here<.
To add to the post above mine about offering fluids to someone who is dying - this is not good practice as the person could aspirate. Offering fluids (preferably thickened) at the beginning of the dying process is acceptable by syringe if the swallowing reflex remains intact. Where there is no swallowing reflex it is best to use mouth swabs to keep the mouth moist and fresh. Giving fluids when the person really can't accept them is more of a danger than a help at this stage and can cause extreme discomfort which the dying person might not be able to communicate effectively.
I have no other words than Thank You. I will watch my mom carefully. Yet, I have been told that it is important to offer food and water, but is this not cruel if someone no longer swallows?!
question everything become a pain in the ****. email the chief exec every day. let them know this is your mother. treat her with respect. it gets past point of offending anyone. its your parents right to be shown dignity. report shoddy behaviour. we'll change this eventually.