Hi my dad passed away last month after a fall down the stairs and fracturing his hip. Before the fall he was talking and eating but that all went once he was in hospital. He was in hospital for exactly a month before he passed away.
He was only diagnosed with PSP in November even though he had been getting worse over the years and doctors not diagnosing it till November.
It was once of the most ho
rrible things I have had to see, where my dad stopped talking, eating and was in constant pain and scared and hallucinating. The thing that hurt the most is that he knew what was happening and understood everything and there was nothing we could do for him.
He got chest infection after chest infection until the doctors decided to stop the meds as it was not helping him and give him morphine to help with the pain. We were told he could last a day, week even month on the morphine.
He was taken of the meds in the morning and given morphine that day, but sadly he passed away that evening.
We just never knew he would go that same day and feel so sad and cheated.
Please spend as much time as you can with your loved ones as it will help you later on when they do finally pass away and go to a better place.
Rest in peace dad xxx