Aug 14, 2013 - 11:16 pm
Mom is on hospice at home and keeps coughing up secretions since she has complete blockage. Hospice nurse spoke w/ oncologyst and they are recommending stopping IV fluids. I'm having trouble with this. I know the constant coughing and gagging from the secretions is making her miserable, but stopping IV fluids means she dies faster. I'm scared that I'm aiding in her dying faster. Am I crazy for thinking this? My dad is having trouble as well. He keeps wanting to feed to because she's hungry. I have mixed emotions and don't know if I'm giving up on her, trying to lessen her misery, or what?