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Mom went into a-fib ths morning. She has a DNR in place. They called my sister who approved a transfusion that stabilized her. If it had been my decision, I would have refused the transfusion and let her go. But then, I don't know if they need my signature on something to honor her DNR. My Gramma had a DNR back in the 1980's and was in a hospital with inoperable colon cancer. I stayed with her overnight on her last night conscious with instructions from the family to hold off the resusitation team until 10 minutes after she passed so they couldn't bring her back because they required all of her children to sign a paper agreeing to honor the DNR before they would and my oldest aunt hadn't arrived yet to sign it. I sure hope laws have changed. A person's wishes should be honored.

They moved Mom to a different floor for a higher level of care. We meet with the Palliative care team today to make plans for her care these final days.

Date: 2015-07-13 06:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sugarplumkitty.livejournal.com
No transfusion after all.

Date: 2015-07-13 10:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amusingmuse.livejournal.com
I don't know what to say, except I'm sorry. I've played this waiting game before and it's stressful on so many different levels.

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