On 09-26, Marcia wrote: > 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. WOW, that makes me rethink Hospice. IV fluids can be uncomfortable at the site, but definitely more comfortable than dehydration. I wonder if hospice doesn't go for IVs because most hospice workers are volunteers and it would take an RN to insert an IV.
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