When my mom (age 84 ) was hospitalized
Palliative Care, recommended Hospice. During our visit with Pallitive Care, they stated even a small bite of food was enough to "sustain life for a number of days"
Our mom has been in Hospice care since 7/24
She has been eating a bit one day and nothing for several days. I just read an earlier post and their loved one seemed to have this same pattern with 1-2 good days a week. Months ago, mom mom told my dad, "why is it others just fall down and die and we're still here?" She told the doctor she wanted to die. (Of course he told her it was illegal for him to do anything about it and put her on Wellbrutin which we learned that someone her age should not be on that med). ... So we believe in our hearts that Mom wants to pass away, I've told her 3-4 times that we love her, she's lived a good life...also saying it is not our time line rather, God's. She has said her good byes...
Is the food sustaining her? This yo yo of alertness is emotional draining. I have returned to my home 8 hours away. Another sibling and our dad sees her several times a day. I feel guilty for wanting her to pass ... This is what we all know that it's what she desires.