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I am so, so sorry you are having to deal with this, impolite. I've just been through my own end-of-life journey with my mom. Very different than what you are going through... and all of these are incredibly and unrelentingly hard. My dad said, in the middle of stuff with my mom, "If this happens to me, just shoot me." Sigh. I said to him that we would do our best to let him decide his own course, when the time came, just like we were doing for mom.

In the end, we had two goals. Let her chart her own course as much as possible, and minimize her suffering. We weren't perfect on either of those, and I regret the slips. But we did okay. And for us, though it was a hellish 17 days, it was 17 days. Enough time for laughter, for tears, for touch, for conversation, for suffering, for an end to suffering.

ThyPeace, nothing easy about it.
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