Hi all - my grandpa died at age 98 of aspiration pneumonia earlier this month. Until March of this year, my grandparents were both doing amazing living in their home and taking care of themselves. It was remarkable.
Unfortunately, just 4 days after my grandpa died, my grandma fell and broke her hip. This was surprising to all of us considering she was so well previously.
since then, surgery and grief exhaustion has caught up with her - which I totally understand after a crazy few weeks. Always an anxious person, she is in a mental crisis and it’s tough to watch.
At my visit today, she plainly said she doesn’t want to live anymore and has no intention of trying to get stronger or better in any way. She doesn’t want to eat or take any of her existing medications right now.
As you can probably imagine, I’m at a loss and very sad for many reasons. Has anyone else experienced anything like this stretch of time? What can I do? What SHOULD I do? I feel so helpless right now 😞