Everyone has given up and left my mother to die.
about 5 weeks ago my mother (82) was to have an operation to remove a tumor from her stomach. Then, only a day before the operation the doctors decided that she was too weak to take the operation and cancelled it. We were told there was nothing they can do and informed us that she only had about a month or two to go. My mother is now in palliative care but very alert, good appetite, walking a little with the aid of a frame, absolutely sick of hospital, but with a bloated stomach and recently developed water weeping from her legs which have become very swollen. Looking back I can't help being cynical about them cancelling the operation, going ahead with the op could have atleast given her a chance of a normal life even if for a short time, even she would have preferred to take that chance rather then a slow painful death.