Regrets for the rest of my life!
My mother passed away last month at 92 and my last visit with her she mentioned she had a chest pain earlier, but never mentioned it the remainder of my 3 hour visit. Like an idiot I did not tell the nurse and my mother passed away in her sleep 3 days later. I've been assured by her cardiologist and the nursing staff at the nursing home that even if I did mention the chest pain the only thing they would do is monitor her vitals every 4 hours. Also, if she did have severe chest pains since this time there was nothing they could do at her age, angioplasty or bypass surgery was not an option. I spoke to the nurse that was there the following day and she said my mother seemed happy and did not complain of any pain and my sister in law who saw her on Monday (day before sge died) said my mother did not complain of any new pains either. If she had not died Tuesday morning I would have seen her as I always saw her on Saturday and Tuesday of every week. For the rest of my life I will blame myself for not telling the nurse and not going to see her the next day (Sunday). My life will never be the same and I let my mother down at the worst possible time.