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