we lost mum 5weeks ago.. mum wanted to be at home but never made it out of the hospital as she was too weak.. mum was on morphine patches n they were great and if she started to get pain she cud top up with oromorph (oral morphine).. it worked really well. mum got pain near the end but it was immediately dealt with n went on a morphine driver instead of the patches.. personally i felt mum was better off in hospital as we didnt have to wait for a doc to come out to administer pain relief. it was kept under control at all times.. mum also was given the medicine to stop the death rattle, she began to have it and i was distressed. the medicine kicked in within minutes, amazing.. so... mum was very peaceful n it was a massive relief. i also was very scared it wud be awful. wen mum passed i felt i cud stop n chat with her n i dont have any bad memories of her passing...
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