Dating for terminally ill people
We're dealing with people who know they are facing imminent death.
They are aware that their days are numbered and they know, more or less, how long they have to live.
For my mother, hospice gave us a supply of what looked like sponge lollipops; run one under the cold water and a person can suck on it for hydration.
You can talk calmly with your loved one, even if he or she isn’t responding to you.
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He took a taste and seemed to consider it for a moment. ” People in the diet industry advise us that food isn’t love and that we shouldn’t confuse the two. It’s how we celebrate events major and minor, from weddings to Super Bowl and July Fourth parties to casual picnics in the park.
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If we’re caring for someone who is so ill, we somehow still want to continue to nourish them, to keep them with us, to feel we are helping them, to show them how much we love them. At the end of my mother’s life, you could have measured her nourishment in spoonfuls: a little apple sauce, a little ice cream, maybe a little jarred baby food. But thankfully we had a hospice nurse who taught us that my mother ultimately would have no need to eat or drink; that it was part of the body’s way of shutting down. The cause of her death would not be starvation or dehydration; it would be the brain cancer. ” And she’d try to get her Mom to eat or drink something. Here’s why: The American Hospice Foundation notes that “When a person with advanced disease or a terminal illness stops eating, usually it is because his/her disease has progressed to the point where the person is no longer able to process food and fluids as does a healthy person.
If only Mom or Dad would eat, people think, they could get some strength back, feel better and slow the progression of illness. I’ve seen the sorrow and anguish I’d felt mirrored in the faces of family members I’ve visited over the years as a hospice volunteer. She was about my age, and her mom was in her late nineties, confined to bed and sleeping most of the time. Forcing this person to eat, or starting artificial nutrition and hydration, does not help the person to live longer, feel better, feel stronger, or be able to do more.” But what about artificial nutrition and/or hydration?
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