I am in need of advice. My mother has PSP and is now having trouble swallowing even soup. She's requested a regular solid diet rather than mince or liquids. I told the dietitian that my mother can make her own decisions and doesn't need me (as POA) to make decisions for her.
On the other hand, the dietitian doesn't think she can handle them. She was recently visited by a swallowing specialist who recommended a liquid diet. She basically just plays with her food now and will sit with liquid in her mouth, trying to swallow, and end up spitting it all out.
I want my mother to have the best while she can. She's not getting better. Do I respect her wishes or do what I'm being told is best for her just to keep her around for longer?
I guess I'm of the mind that people can choose the way they want to die if they're in pain. I'm rambling as I'm pretty confused. Any help at all would be appreciated.