Dating for terminally ill people
Further, that anyone charged with their care is cruel and inhumane if they do not feed the ill, or at least give them fluids.A person’s lack of appetite is a powerful and unwelcome symbol of decline, and a harbinger of the loss we will soon experience.Every 10 minutes or so, the daughter would leap out of her chair and hover at her mother’s bedside. Here’s what the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine has to say: “For patients near the end of life, artificial nutrition and hydration is unlikely to prolong life and can potentially lead to medical complications and increase suffering.” It’s better, the experts say, to offer a little food or something to drink, and if your loved one wants it, even a minimal amount, fine. That begs another question: How can you continue to nourish your loved one, if food and fluids are no longer an option?You can give ice chips by mouth to keep lips and mouth moist.It always stressed me out and usually the other person would be scared away. " Our site is the only one online that serves the specific niche audience of those with a diagnosed mental illness.
It’s one way we nurture each other and connect with one other.We are a welcoming community that understands the trials and pitfalls of managing a mental illness.Find friends or seek romantic relationships knowing that everyone on this site has some form of mental illness. Boy were they expensive and when I did get a date (didn't happen a lot) things got complicated when it came to disclosing my illness.If we’re caring for someone who is so ill, we somehow still want to continue to nourish them, to keep them with us, to feel we are helping them, to show them how much we love them. At the end of my mother’s life, you could have measured her nourishment in spoonfuls: a little apple sauce, a little ice cream, maybe a little jarred baby food. But thankfully we had a hospice nurse who taught us that my mother ultimately would have no need to eat or drink; that it was part of the body’s way of shutting down. The cause of her death would not be starvation or dehydration; it would be the brain cancer. ” And she’d try to get her Mom to eat or drink something. Here’s why: The American Hospice Foundation notes that “When a person with advanced disease or a terminal illness stops eating, usually it is because his/her disease has progressed to the point where the person is no longer able to process food and fluids as does a healthy person.If only Mom or Dad would eat, people think, they could get some strength back, feel better and slow the progression of illness. I’ve seen the sorrow and anguish I’d felt mirrored in the faces of family members I’ve visited over the years as a hospice volunteer. She was about my age, and her mom was in her late nineties, confined to bed and sleeping most of the time. Forcing this person to eat, or starting artificial nutrition and hydration, does not help the person to live longer, feel better, feel stronger, or be able to do more.” But what about artificial nutrition and/or hydration?