|The symptoms that we noticed from the information that I was given to in our class
went almost textbook by the chart that was given to us.
I could notice it and share the information with my husband after each visit.
And the time frame was exactly from the three months down to two weeks.
To the last week, the last week is when we contacted Hospice.
And the symptoms that we noticed were, she didn't want to get out of bed anymore.
She didn't want to eat.
And, eating for her was difficult, and probably not everyone, will not go through that.
What we did and that was she couldn't swallow because of the strokes.
In the dying process, that we could see coming for her.
After the first month of being in this wonderful facility that took excellent care of her.
It was catching up with her and I think she had decided that she was tired and she didn't want to fight anymore.
So that's the point where she was.
The advice I would like to offer to people that has a loved one that you know is going to be dying shortly.
Is to obtain all the information you can get your hands on about dying.
Because we're all going to do it, we're all going to pass away.
And, so if you can have education and information about how all this is going to happen it will get you through this problem.
© 2001 Ellis Waller, Coastline Community College