My mother is presently in the ICU. Today, the doctors arranged the 'family meeting'. Up until this point, we've watched her condition decline and she's come 'in and out' of being present mentally with us.
My mom has been unable to move now for over a month due to a myriad of complications and conditions which will not/cannot go away. She's longed for rehabilitation to regain movement, but has never been able to tolerate bedside PT.
Her lungs are what the doctors say will fail.
The doctors were (brutally) honest about her condition and proceeded to begin the hospice discussion.
My other family members did not listen/could not listen. I had the hospice informational meeting without them. I simply wanted to understand and gather all of the information possible.
I'm struggling with how to proceed. I don't want to confront my family members. I spoke openly to my mother privately telling her that I will support whatever she decides.
Inside, I am struggling tremendously with losing her, yet I don't want to encourage pipe dreams. The doctors said it could be a few weeks to a few months. I wish everyone could listen to the doctors. Any guidance?