Hospice versus aggressive care
My 89 year old mom is in hospital with uti on adivan, so sleeping, can't take meds, drink or eat, also has asperation pnemonia. On hospice she would not receive blood transfusions, etc. I feel she will go down fast. In the past 10 years as her 24/7 only caregiver I have nursed her back but with a health decline each time. I feel like I'm almost (putting her down) as you would your pet if i choose hospice. I know from past experience she will continue to get UTI's (aggrivating her dementia), antibiotics, then more transfusions due to the antibiotics dropping her blood count (which isn't reproducing on it's own). If the hospital treats her aggressively, they will have to give her adivan to keep her from ripping out IV's and disturbing other patients. I don't know what to do!