Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Rehab habituation

I fear that we've all gotten used to visiting my mother in rehab. After all, she's been in one for the past full year.

Yesterday we were strongly encouraged by the staff to stop her dialysis and bring in hospice. New staff, old ideas. We presented yet again what our mother's reality is: She isn't ready. We all know that she's at the end of her life. However, as a conscious, thinking individual, she's not going to die until after she accepts her mortality. As a trauma survivor, she believes that her current situation is another one that she is being challenged to survive.

The social worker, who's heard our spiel before, went to speak to our mother, to "interview" her. She confirmed our report, basically. But you know that the pressure is only going to increase.

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