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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