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It’s been 8 days without anything to eat or drink. Mom is 97, lying back in a hospital bed unable to move, no longer speaks, or opens her eyes. She has been on Hospice since December, 2018 with continued excellent care. My 4 sisters are here and the funeral arrangements are all made. How difficult this is to watch her wasting away. Not looking for answers but wishing I knew why. Didn’t think it was possible to continue living this long without any water.

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Sounds like she is getting ready to go from this world to the next. Not eating and drinking is all part of the dying process.
My husband went 41 days without food and 25 days without any drink. Everyone is different, so just say what you want/need to say to her as the hearing is the last sense to go, and may God grant you peace and comfort in the days ahead.
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It sounds like she is peacefully passing from this world.

I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you strength and wisdom during this difficult time.

May she continue her journey in peace.
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May you receive peace in your heart. Warm embrace to you!
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She is not starving to death. Her organs are shutting down, having anything to eat or drink could cause pain. She is comfortable so find comfort in that.
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i was upset about this when my mom died too, but the hospice care was an unceasing comfort to me.

On the afternoon of the day she died she looked for all the world like a small doll. Her skin was warm and soft (she’d been cold for weeks before), and her room was fragrant with baby oil.

I held her hand for a full hour, neither of us moving. She passed at a little after midnight.

Her death was one she would have sought. I hope your mom’s passing is as beautiful as my mom’s was.
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