My beautiful mum passed away yesterday morning. She'd been in hospital for the past 2 weeks and in a deep coma for the last 2 days. I was by her side constantly, day and night.
The hardest part was to watch and listen to the breathing (the 'death rattle' so they say) - but I held her until the end.
She waited until my father and brother arrived, opened her eyes, and took her final breath.
I now have comfort knowing she is at peace. I am an absolute mess, feel so lost, yet still feel her with me. This journey has been, without doubt, the most difficult thing I've ever experienced in my life. She is now at peace. Thank you all for your support, advice and friendship. I appreciate it more than words can say. The contact with people on this site has been my saviour at times. I hope to still keep in touch and if the experience and knowledge I've gained on this journey with mum can ever assist anyone, I'd be only too pleased to help. Love to you all. Treasure every moment with your loved ones.