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Old 12-29-2012, 06:15 PM   #6
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Re: Mom passed away today

Originally Posted by AllandNothing View Post
Several of my family members, including my father, were nursed to their deaths through Hospice services. In each case we were told not to stay by the bedside continuously. Each hour we were to step away for at least 10 minutes. Some people are not able let go if their loved ones are at their side. Don't feel the least bit of guilt over not being their. It was what your Mom needed.
Thank you, those words comfort me. I wasn't in the city at all when she passed. I stayed with her for 2 weeks straight before then, and everyday it was pretty much from the morning to the evening. I went home a week and 2 days before Christmas to be with my family. Other family members were with mom, but went home for the night, but mom passed when no one but the Nursing Staff was there.