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Old 02-22-2007, 10:08 PM   #3
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Re: Question about when someone actually dies....

I am sorry to hear about your mother. Hospices are wonderful for easing the way both for patients and family. My younger brother died last year in a hospice (he was 45) and the staff and the surroundings made it a peaceful and serene time for all of us. The care and pain management made all the difference, and my brother just passed peacefully between one breath and the next during a period of sleep. The nurses bathed him and made up his bed and then we were able to sit with him for as long as we needed, to say our last goodbyes. I know at the end he was free of pain and worry, even if it was only the drugs he was on. Have courage, and cherish every possible moment you can have with your mother.