over 8 years
Waiting for mom to die
My mother is 89 years old, and is in a nursing home, she has had strokes and seizures. Last week, she had multiple seizures and hospice and nursing home staff all expected her to die. After almost 48 hours without food or water she came around and is alive. What is so hard is watching how frail and weak she is, as well as dealing with her confusion and now the latest her need to get help to eat. As my mother reaches the end of her life, her illness as taken her resentment and anger and she is a happier person. I thank god for giving up good time together but pray she will not suffer or lose her dignity before death. It is painful to watch this process and I have prayed for many things. Some days I don't think I can stand it much longer, but I can endure. I'm just sad and afraid, and angry I cannot control her passing on to a better place. Support requested.