Chantilly Posted January 28, 2011 Report Share Posted January 28, 2011 Hello everyone, I'm new here and wanted to introduce myself. I lost my mom two weeks ago and I'm still in shock. My mom was 81 yrs. old and up until October 28th, was living a full, happy life. She took a fall down the stairs and wasn't found until 23 hrs later. She suffered a head and back injury. After being in the hospital for two weeks, she went to a rehab facility for two weeks and then came home. She was doing well, until she presented stroke like symptoms, turns out she had a sub-dural bleed. She went back to the hospital and the prognosis was good. Docs felt the bleed would heal on it's own. Mom went back to rehab and on Christmas eve was rushed to the ER, with respiratory failure. Extreme measures were taken to save her and after a couple of weeks, she seemed to be improving. Turns out she had a seizure and a heart attack, in the hospital. That's when the downward spiral started. She couldn't eat and had a hard time breathing. Being the health care proxy, I knew she didn't want to live by artificial means. I was forced to make the most difficult decision of my life, I had to let my mother go. She was moved to a hospice and died 10 hours later. I have such an empty feeling and still can't believe she's gone. Will this pain ever go away??? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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