Dec 29, 2011 - 4:39 pm
Hello all -
My mom has been in a hospice facility since december 6th. She has struggled with cancer for the last 16 months and she has steadly declined. Her last diagnoses was carcinomatosis which they gave her six months to live. We are at six weeks. She stopped eating on december 18th and has had no measurable liquids since the 20th other than liquid morphine and her pain medicine through her port. she has been close to death twice this past week but she has held on.
I have said good bye to her more times than I can count. All of her children have said it is ok for her to go. She has been so strong for so long! I just really don't understand how she is doing this.
Hospice has termed her as actively dying now. her vitals are all over the map and she doesn't really even know we are there with her anymore. so my question is this, how long is the longest someone has gone before actually dying without food and water?