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Old 02-21-2007, 01:27 PM   #1
Squelchie Squelchie is offline
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Question Question about when someone actually dies....

My Mom is currently under the care of hospice and it's only a matter of time before she passes on.

This is my very first experience with the death of someone that I really love. I've never watched someone actually take their last breath before.

Has anyone ever seen someone NOT go peacefully?? From what I've read on this board and in the books that I've read...no one ever reports someone dying fighting it or anything less than peaceful.

I'm very torn as to if I want to actually be there when my Mom takes her last breath. I'm pretty sure that's very selfish of me since she was there for my first breath. It's just that I'm scared to death and I don't know what to expect.

Could someone please help??

Thanks,
Squelch