Jamie Hale

First post: 9/28/2017 Latest post: 10/5/2017
2 weeks ago mama was found unresponsive and taken to United hospital. She seemed to be in a deep sleep she just couldn't pull out of. Doctors performed many tests over the many days as we waited for some sign of positive recovery. She started to wake for short periods of time, and had several moments where she tried to speak but never seemed to get it out. As many of you may already know, moms health was not the best prior to recent events. Her kidney so generously given to her by her sister Nancy was slowly failing and mom was clear that she didn't want dialysis or another transplant. She was tired from feeling bad all the time, taking pills all the time and generally didn't have a great quality of life.

Yesterday, after meeting with doctors and care team at the hospital it was best decided at this point that we start comfort care for her. She really was not improving in any way that would give her any better of qaulity of life. They wanted to talk about a feeding tube and it was time to talk about dialysis. We know mom was clear on not wanting any of that. We made the decision that it is best to just allow her comfort now. She isn't herself and hasn't been for some time. She has suffered enough.

Mom went to a hospice home this morning. She is mostly sleepy at this point, with some waking and alertness, especially to familiar faces. It more than breaks my heart to be writing this and living this but I know in my heart it is what she would want.

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