Septic shock caused organ failure
My mom was 68 years old, not in the best of health, diabetic ,on dyalis and had a gastric sleeve done one year prior to loose weight, but thats where the trouble begin with her. She never was able to keep anything down after that she lost so much weight she became malnourished . This is when she was down to 115 lbs her doctor decided to put a feeding tube in surgically and she went into septic shock in the recovery room. My sister and I were told to fly to see her because she wouldn't survive. When we arrived she was on life support. My father, brother sister and I talked to the doctors after she had been hooked up to life support for a week. The doctors said there's a 5 percent chance she would make it out of the hospital and then it would be hooked up to a ventilator and dyalis is machine to a nursing home for about thirty days and then return to the hospital to die. Then there's the brain damage to consider she's been without oxygen to the brain and unresponsive for a week so there's some brain damage too. With all this to consider we decided to end life support. My mom had sign a paper stating she didn't want to live in a state like this so we ended her life support, it was a terrible hard decision but at the same time it was hard watching all the thing being done to her knowing it was for nothing...putting her thru all that for nothing. My father couldn't be in the room when we ended life support he just couldn't, so we said we would. It was really hard. The doctors unhooked all life support and she died eight hours later. It was a very hard eight hours for us to get thru we never imagine she would survive that long without life support. We thought she would die within a few minutes . The doctors said it could take a few hours for some people and even a few days for others.