Hospitals aren't good at palliative care. It wasn't that my Mom requested no 
tubes, it was that Hospice didn't want her to have fluids. They said it would 
make her uncomfortable. I went toe to toe with that lady. Her Dr said she could 
have fluids, hospice said no. 

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On Sep 26, 2012, at 11:57 AM, Lorrie <> wrote:

> I guess your mom requested no tubes, and this is why she only
> got morphine. I'm sure glad she had that.  Hospice is usually
> very generous with it, whereas hospitals aren't.  Never go to
> a hospital to die. They do everything they can to keep you alive
> and they never give patients enough pain medication.  I've worked
> in hospitals and heard patients crying and moaning with no relief,
> because doctors are afraid patients might get addicted. 
> This ridiculous when the person is gonna die anyway!!  
> On 09-26, Marcia Baronda wrote:
>> My mom had morphine...hospice wouldn't allow fluids.
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