Loss of my dear gentle mum
my dear mum died from CHF. she was in hospital. I didn't think she was going to die.I didn't see the symptoms. she had stopped eating and stupidly I didn't realise she was close to death. if truth be known I was abit off with her. I didn't listen to her. She told me she was lonely and asked me to stay with her a while longer but I left telling her I had to pick up the kids. I even told her that I would not visit her the next day if she was going to be in a bad mood. I didn't hug or kiss her before I left her the next time I saw her she was dead and I couldn't bear to kiss her lifeless body. I hope she knew I loved her dearly. My last words to her were call me if you need anything, that is my only comfort, that she knew she could call me. now I am riddled with guilt. I will never see her sweet smile or listen to her gentle voice again. To anyone reading this always tell your loved ones particularly elderly parents that you love them and kiss them as it may be your last. Also if an elderly person losses their appetite take it as a very serious indication of their state of health.