The beginning of the end? She fell 3 weeks from admission to in home Hospice on Thurs. Break was confirmed with mobile xray to keep her from being distressed. We chose not to take her to ortho since the break is immobile and she has incredible anxiety about dr's - hospice advised us this was a fine choice, and they would manage her pain.
Sunday, 3 days later, she was standing up sleeping and would not stay in bed. Her whole body is swollen some, and her feet are very splotchy with red and purple patches that were not there on Friday. Skin over break is a little warm only because the rest of her arm is cold to the touch. She still recognizes me, but obviously thought she was in her old house. Her breathing was very noisy in and out and she coughed a time or two while I was putting her in the bed.
Is this the beginning of the end? Are foot splotches and swelling indicative of her kidneys not doing their job? Or is this just a side effect of whatever she's on? I am ready for her to go, but I'd like to know what to look so I can be mentally prepared.