Topic: nearing the end...
I'm writing to let you know that it appears my gran is on her last few breaths. The Dr.s have told us to prepare ourselves because my gran's body is shutting down very quickly. The ascites and edema have virtually disappeared but now it appears there is an obstruction in the draining of the liver and there isn't anything the Dr.s can do about it. They say its the tumor that is pressing on the existing metal stents so there is nothing that will change that.
Since Sunday evening she has stopped eating solids. Since Tuesday afternoon she has stopped drinking fluids and as of a few hours ago she has stopped going pee. From the other posts these 3 signs are key indicators that the end is near.
I'm still having a great deal of time accepting this because (1) She is still so alert! Her body is weak but her mind is strong (2) Its too sudden - she was diagnosed end of March and its only end of April!!!
I just wanted to post my thoughts...