Jan 13, 2011
Once again I am faced with a really tuff decision regarding a parent. How is a child yet a full grown adult suppose to do that?
My mom is in a nursing home and is fighting dementia. She had a aortic aneurysm and had to have surgery and she was never the same.
Mom was fighter, always, strong willed, just plain strong.
Now she is on the loosing end of her fight. Ya see dementia dosen't kill you, it just takes away everything you hold dear, like
We are almost at the crossroads where we have to make a decision about a feeding tube. She is forgetting how to eat, swallow
and had lost 18 lbs is 4 weeks, She will eat when we feed her.
She is a DNR but how do I let her starve? She is not in a comma just out of her mind. She is in a wheel chair but not bed ridden.
She is my best friend. My heart is being ripped apart.
I am not as strong as she is....