My mother who is 82 years of age, had a fall and has been in hospital now for nearly a month. Mum also got a infection after around 2 weeks doctors told us that mum had not responded to treatment and her future was unpredictable and was termed as being end of life situation. Also my mother's life style has involved alchohol intake take for many years. she also has some dementia. .
Mum was taken off hydration drip. and for the last two weeks mum has been drinking by mouth on her own, drinking lucozade, , water, small amount of honey, sometimes has some breakfast. esure drink
When I visited mum today she was quite alert which surprised me, when I asked her if she had any breakfast she replied yes, but she did not like the food in hospital, also they served meals too late that is why she can't eat.
Is this her dementia or is this the situation, The doctor on the ward always seems to busy to ask any questions.
Also mum is aware that it is Christmas time coming up and she was concerned as she had not bought any presents. Also said that she wanted to go back to her home, had enough of being in hospital being told what to do all the time.
Is this all part of process, I came away from the hospital unsure what to do. Does mum still have the capabilities of making her own decisions.
Are there any blood tests that would show where my mum is at regarding the shutting down of her body?
I am in a complete muddle feeling helpless.