Thursday, March 17, 2011


Today the hospital is pressing again for hospice. Mom has had three days with the feeding tube, the first two in terrible pain. Why even present the feeding tube as an option? If we had known that it felt like being shot in the gut, would we have said Yes? I feel like she hasn't even gotten one extra day out of that decision, and now the professionals want to file her away.

I get it that she is at the end of her life. But I don't know that she completely gets it.

She looked quite frail last night, and I could barely understand her speech. She is developing bedsores on her back and bum. She wasn't confused, however.

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