AdamsFamily Posted November 8, 2011 Share Posted November 8, 2011 Has anyone on here been involved with hospice or lost a grandparent... My 92yo grandmother developed a UTI a month ago. The drs did not discover it until after she had fallen. In the fall, she broke her wrist. She was hospitalized and given a brace and IV anti-biotics. A week and a half later, the drs discovered she had also broken her hip in the fall. She had hip replacement surgery a few days later. Since the surgery, she has had bouts of delirium. She wasn't eating well for a while. Her urine output was low, and her breathing was labored. After my parents were able to get back to where she is, they helped pick out her menu and got her food that she liked. She seemed to be doing much better and acting more cognizant. Since last night, she has decided that she wants to die. She is now refusing food, drink, and medication. She is still on the IV antibiotic. She is basically unresponsive to everyone around her. My parents think she is stubborn and has decided she is going to die. I don't know all of her vital signs, but my father thinks this is a mental state, not a physiological state. She refused to let her blood be drawn to check her magnesium levels. That was off earlier, and the drs have been trying to correct it. I know she is miserable and doesn't think she can walk again. I just wanted to know if anyone has been through this with a loved one or has any advice... I don't know if we should prepare for her to go or hope that this is just a "phase" and will get better soon. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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