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Old 28 February 2018, 11:10 PM
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Originally Posted by overyonder View Post
my mom having indirectly stopped eating, if that's believable. Yesterday, mom's food intake was a piece of toast, today, a small cup of Jello.
That's what my mother did, eventually. She said she wasn't hungry, which may well have been true; apparently dying people often aren't. The doctors, however, had no clear other reason why she was dying just then.

She was vehement and adamant that she wanted no artificial food or fluids; and she'd been very clearly of that opinion, and in writing, for a number of years; which made the whole thing somewhat easier. We didn't have any family arguments, for which I was very grateful.

ETA: I think your mother may well have held out till you could get there. I think my mother held out until she'd had a visit from my sister.
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