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How do I tell my mother she is dying?

How do I tell my mother she is dying?

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Posted by Janet on September 29, 1999 at 21:24:53:

My mother has congestive heart failure and renal disease. Dialysis isn't really an option for her because it would be too difficult on her heart. Her kidney function has recently declined and the doctor doesn't think she has long to live. Mom has always seemed unaware of how serious her medical condition is. Even though she's been told she had a heart attack, she said she was in the hospital for "pneumonia." I need advice on how to tell her she is dying or if I should tell her. I feel everyone has the right to know they're dying, but I'm afraid she will spend the rest of her days constantly upset and thinking about dying. Please give me advice!!!


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