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They inserted an IV to start morphine-- has anyone experienced this?


She is on hospice

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Your Mawmaw went to the angels knowing you loved her very much. Your presence at her side as she passed was the most comforting and loving action she could have. So give yourself a huge hug. And know your Mawmaw is now your fierce guardian angel. Hugs to you sweetie
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That was the very day you wrote us, t. Thank you for writing to update us and let us know. I am sorry for your grief and wish you the best.
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So sorry for your loss. Hold her close in your heart. Thanks for letting us know.
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Sorry for your loss. Your a wonderful granddaughter and she knew she was loved and cared for.
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tboudreaux1982 Jun 25, 2021
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So sorry for your loss.
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I’m sorry for your loss and wish you peace and comfort
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((((((Hugs))))). So sorry for your loss and glad she is at peace.
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maw-maw went to heaven on JUNE 15TH
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funkygrandma59 Jun 22, 2021
Condolences on the death of your "maw-maw." She's finally at peace and rejoicing with the angels. I hope you're at peace as well. God bless you.
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Yes, I worked in an acute care hospital where there were in house hospice patients. Stop looking at the oxygen. The pulse ox should be removed. I saw a person with those numbers in the 50s last for days.
The BP is more telling that the heart is failing and may not be much longer.
Do not be surprised that with the morhpine on board, that the oxygen can be removed as long as the patient is not demonstrating symptoms....not to be confused with the irregular breathing pattern that will start to show up.
If the patient is in hospital, staff should probably stop the bedside monitors and just keep the readings at the front desk only.

I am sorry you are agonizing over this.
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Things could go on like this for a while, so like Midkid58 said, don't obsess over the numbers. Just enjoy whatever time you have left with your loved one, and make sure you leave nothing left unsaid. Praying for God's peace and comfort to be with you in the days ahead.
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This is the slow slide into death. Don't obsess over the numbers. Just give your LO quiet and peace at this time as they transition over.
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blood pressure is 77/43 as of this AM
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Sorry you’re going through this, it’s exactly where I was this time last year. Try to focus on good memories of the person before all this and try as you can to not get mired down in the numbers. There is no way to know how long. My dad’s hospice workers and nurse all thought he’d last longer than he did. The day before he died the nurse told me that in many ways he was already gone, and the body was going to catch up. It was very true, and he was at peace. I wish you all peace as well, it’s so very hard
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Hospice is your touchstone now. They have experienced this every single day; this is what they do, give comfort and care at the end of life. They are there to help your loved one and you yourself with questions. They will give you signs to watch for as the end of life approaches. I am so sorry for your loss and grief. I am so happy your loved one will be kept comfortable with morphine.
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I'm so sorry, tboudreaux.

I know you want information. You can ask the hospice nurses for the comforting face-to-face help.

Here's some links to sites with some specifics that may help you:
- https://www.vitas.com/for-healthcare-professionals/making-the-rounds/2020/march/signs-of-active-dying

- https://www.news-medical.net/news/20120912/Blood-pressure-oxygen-saturation-predict-death-in-terminally-ill.aspx

Hugs and peace to you. Please let us know how you and your grandmother are doing.
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I'm so sorry things have gone downhill. Hang in there
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Peace to all of you through this.
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Yes, I have experienced it too, and grieve with all who will experience it today.

Sending my sympathy to you.
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tboudreaux1982 Jun 15, 2021
how long did it last before........
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Yes, the sound of the IV morphine driver still haunts me. It may take some hours for the end to come. Try to get some sleep, in shifts if family members are with you. Tomorrow will be emotionally and physically exhausting, it helps to stay in reasonable shape. Have courage, for both of you and the others involved. Love, Margaret
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tboudreaux1982 Jun 15, 2021
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