"My aunt passed away yesterday." Fri Dec-19-14 03:59 PM by abby
we got her to hospice and ended life support on Friday night, and she passed away yesterday.
Although it was and still is very very sad, her actual death was much more peaceful than I was afraid it would be. Hospice began anxiety meds and morphine on Friday night, and she was basically in and out of consciousness until she just went to sleep and faded away.
The bureaucracy and business side of all of this has been hell. hospice almost put her out the day before she died because of some red tape bullshit. I cussed them out (which I was afraid might have made things worst but actually made things better), and then they chilled.
I also think that there needs to be a national or state registry for life ins policies. Loved ones should not have to rummage like chickens with their heads cut off to handle the $$ part while they are also grieving. Thanks for everything masacuda.
Looks like it will be a Christmas funeral...Still working out details.
My family is awesome.
We are sad...especially my dad (who actually carried his sister's body out of the hospice with the funeral home...he's been very protective of her). I haven't cried yet. I'm afraid that if I do, I won't stop. And I don't want to make my dad sadder by crying around him.
Thanks for your support, okp
"I'm gonna treat OKP better during the 2nd half of the year. So, expect new things and better dialog." ~Case_One