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June 26, 2003

All I have is questions and no real answers

After being with my grandmother since Monday I've come to the conclusion that there is nothing that can be done. We have begged and pleaded, tried to reason with her, and even attempted reverse psychology. Everything that could be said has been said but she just won't change her mind and agree to go to the hospital for proper treatment. It has been extremely difficult but we can't think of anything to do but make her as comfortable as possible and let her go.

Tonight we meet with a counseling nurse from Hospice By The Sea and enrolled her in the program. With their help we hope to ensure she has as little pain as possible during the rest of her life and get some aide in caring for her. The nurse examined her and believed she has at most another week or two. I'm more inclined to believe there is only enough strength left in her to last just a few more days.

I must admit that I'm still questioning that there is no other alternative than to let her go. I wish there was a way of force hospitalization and full treatment on her but I'm told there isn't. I'm sure once it was done she would be happy and grateful. Right now she just wants for it to all be over and left alone for good.

Its absolutely depressing and aggravating to have to go through something like this. Especially to see a love one just give up for what seems to be no good reason.

Posted in Main by usrbingeek at 2003-06-26 23:28 ET (GMT-5) | 1 Comments | Permalink


Im sorry Steve. I cant possibly imagin what you are going through. I hope you feel better and your grandmother will be in my prayers. Good luck.

Posted by: Cory at June 26, 2003 11:44 PM

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