My mother recently passed away from cancer and I was her primary care giver. She spent her last three weeks alive in the hospital and every time they talked about letting her out I had a gut feeling that she shouldn’t come home. The last time they talked about releasing her she was going to come home on a nutrition iv and I would be trained in hooking up the bags and such. I am going to college for nursing so all of this was right up my ally, however, I didn’t want to do this. I had given up much of the first 2 Year’s of my 20’s to take care of my mom. I have cleaned up her bathroom accidents, given her injections, and unhooked her chemo from her port at home, but hooking up an iv to a bag seemed so overwhelming and I didn’t want to do it. I would now do anything to go back and hook her up to her iv to have her back here with me. My mom passed away 2 days after they wanted to release her on the nutrition iv. She passed away one week before Christmas and 2 1/2 weeks before my 23rd birthday. I wish I could go back and would be willing to hook her up to the bags. I know it wouldn’t have changed the outcome since she passed before she even got released, just wish I would’ve been willing to do that one last thing for her.
Female age 23