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My Mom has "cheated" death so many times. Has anyone else experienced this?

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For 2 1/2 years now, my Mom has "cheated" death. Please don't think my words are harsh, but that is the way it has been. She has been in the hospital for a variety of different ailments and always snaps out of it, even when the doctor has given up on her. Kind of like, she is not going to make it and call the family in. I never thought about it until I was getting my hair done the other day and my hairdresser was asking about my Mom. She said the same thing had happened to her grandmother and she snaps out of it every time on more than one occasion. Mom is 94 and you have to wonder how many times this can happen. Each hospital visit and illness takes a toll on her and especially myself. When we return home, our quality of living goes down hill big time. I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this other than myself. It is really frustrating to get down to mourning someone that is about to pass away and then "Bing" they spring back to life, only to have to experience it again in the near future. Please don't think my words are harsh, because I love my Mother dearly, I just don't know of any other words to express it. Thanks!

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This sounds all too familiar!! Sounds like you are grieving in stages.... when my Dad was alive, he drank too much and had one fall after another because of it. He could easily have died from many of the falls. They sent him to the hospital after many of them and he kept coming home. Then, he was in transitional care and something crazy happened... he went to sleep, kind of a coma and we freaked out. They stopped giving him meds because they thought that was it. We called the family in and he woke up! He acted like he had dementia and thought he was in the navy. He lived a few years beyond that. Any way, long story short, it can be a stressful, unpredictable ride and I feel for you. Hang in there. You will get through it like I did.;.....
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This happened to a friend of mine. Her mother (in a nursing home and in her mid-90's with advanced dementia) had stopped eating, and all the family was called in and told the end was near. Then her mother inexplicably began eating again, and is still alive months later. This was very hard on my friend and on the whole family.
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I've been going through this for the past 10 months with my mom. She gets over one life threatening illness and promptly goes into a different one. She is currently in the hospital following a colon infection, surgery, infection of the wound, and now some type of stroke.
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This sounds like my mom. She is fondly called "The Everready Bunny".
She hasn't had times where she was close to death, just pneumonia, flu, things like that and she acts like she is gonna die. I'm sure glad she pops back. She will soon be 94. She is a hoot!
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