My mom has mixed dementia and type 1 diabetes. She has been to the ER 3 times and on her second hospital stay in June alone. She has been refusing food, liquids and her meds for days. They can not get her BS (blood sugar) in control extremes of 700 to 17. Yesterday, it was decided she was going to go to Hospice. She really seemed to understand and clearly spoke that she wanted to die. Today, I arrive thinking I am signing the paperwork and she will be transferred to a Hospice care center. She is up out of bed watching TV eating breakfast and taking her meds. Even was willing to work with PT. Is this all a show? She keeps asking to leave and go home but her sugar is in the 400s. She eat half her lunch and seems to be getting angry that she is still here, yelled at nurse giving her an insulin shot. I am waiting for the palliative care doctor to get her to discuss what is going on.
I feel this might be a show, as she thinks they are letting her go home to die not hospice. That is not possible as she has been living in an ALF and her care at this point is to much for them to handle even with hospice coming in. Anyone have a clue, this is driving me crazy.