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Reply was posted 06/01/2016 07:38 pm by Stephanie
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OHow much time will she have? Why TPN is not given if not on active treatments? Now however is probably too late since her vein did not even 'keep' for the transfusion and broke down at the end of the second unit of blood. Will ask a friend who is a nurse and our GP to try and see. Why transfusion are given and TPN is not? We thought about hospice, suggested a few months ago, when Mum was still ok and could walk around the house and do very little but something and eat a bit. There they would have help her die quicker and Mum would be died by now...At that stage was nonsense!!!Anyway now she is dying, I know I am losing her forever, at moments she says nonsense things and does not answer my questions as if sleepping. When I ask if she is in pain she replied ' i do not know' and nothing else, started slleping: what do you think it means? Will stay with her as much as I can. Her birthday will be the 10 of July: will not make it by then, I guess. Anyway, yes I have been expecting this horrible time for ages and now it is arrived. Just one more thing: how do people pass away when in my Mom's conditions? while sleeping(good for her anyway)? Every morning I wake up and check she is still alive. I will move and sleep with her, despite I live close already. Thank you for your advice and for speaking about this after you had such an horrible experience, too. There is nothing that hurts more than this, losing someone who love ( the one I love most, in my case, she is basically all my family) in this way. The doctor in the transfusion center told me she lost her mother for PC too and Mum was reminding her of her: a nice, kind,sweet, generous woman. Whith so many bad people around why right the nicest? I have been reading a book where a correlation is made between one person's 'being' and the likeliwood of dying for cancer or heart desease and the higher likeliwood to get cancer for the most generous and caring people and those who have had a difficult and stressfull life, living with insensitive people, prone to take and not give(Mum hasvdefinitely 'given' too much in her life!) So apparently it is not just a case.... That makes sense from a 'scientific ' point of you, much less from the 'ethical/religious' one. Anyway, thanks a lot again! I am so much sorry for your loss, whenever it happened. Must be so difficult to heal. Take care! It's what i recommend as a non-doctor also to all of the wonderful people on this board.

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