My mum had a really bad chest infection before and over Christmas needing 3 courses of antibiotics and 2 courses of steroids. Her appetite is none existent she. Eats perhaps 3 teaspoons of ready brek and 3 teaspoons of a soft jacket spud a day we have to push fluids but she only takes sips. She is on oxygen she tachycardic and breathes abdominally she looks dreadful can sleep at night has oedema in bilateral lower legs and feet. She often grips her chest saying she as pain only when pressed. She is terrified of being admitted to hospital so denies most of her symptoms. Had gp out the other day was not concerned I know her time is limited I think weeks now but hate seeing her suffering. How do you help a stubborn lady who has been there for us all no matter what but won't accept help in return.i think she as finally given up.
I find it difficult talking about end of life wishes as I break down in tears I know I'm loosing her and it's breaking my heart seeing her this way suffering in silence. I just want to do the best I can do you think she will just go in her sleep I'm terrified she will die in pain and suffer more than she already is. I seem to annoy her by trying to get her to eat and drink. I'm just not ready to let her go I'm selfish I know but I can't bear life without her.