Sudden surge just before death.
I'm still a little taken aback regarding the death of a certain sweet lady who resided in my cousin's Memory Care Wing. I had known her for a couple of years, since my cousin moved in there. She seemed to have no family or friends, so, I always visited with her too, when visiting my cousin. (I took her gifts, decorated her room, made sure the staff took notice of things, provided her a radio, gave her hugs and made sure she knew she was loved etc.) She couldn't talk, but she smiled big when I arrived.
She had been bedbound for about a year and didn't look good at all. Then a few weeks ago, she looked better. She was up in her geri chair with her jeans on! I was so surprised and wondered how she had this rebound. Sadly, it was shortlived and she just passed away. I know that she's peace now and that is the most important thing. I do marvel at the mystery though of how she surged forward in what looked like a rebound, then to pass away suddenly. I've read about it, but now I actually saw it happen.