My 96 yr. old mother was non-responsive and aspirating when I tried to wake her to give her her morning juice about 2 months ago. I called 911 right away and she was in the hospital for 2 days. It's been weeks of almost daily being walked and exercised by the PT and OT from an on call agency and I have much increased the amount of fresh vegetables I serve daily. It is several weeks later now and she seems to be much more mentally alert, able to comprehend and compose well thought out letters. I notice she is not so cold all the time either.
So......why do I keep feeling almost surreal about this and that it's a phase of part of the journey of passing...... Is this true and normal or could it actually be that she is getting better? cadams
This thread reminds me of the page that asks: Which of the five stages of death is 'Eat tuna sandwich'?"
"Opening Heaven's Door begins with a deeply personal spiritual experience shared by Patricia Pearson's sister and father, with its subsequent effect on her family. Her sister Katherine, suffering from metastatic breast cancer, is embraced by the presence of her father at the moment of his unexpected death.
This embrace leaves Katherine feeling elated for several hours before she gets the news that her Father has died. Katherine eventually succumbs to her cancer, but the spiritual elation she experiences in the process, and shares with the family leaves its imprint on those surrounding her."
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