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My mum has been very Ill. Today a nurse gave her a drink of

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My mum has been very Ill. Today a nurse gave her a drink of water to take a pill and Asked if I'd like to help. I gave mum a sip and Mum started to breath but with a watery gurgle. Her eyes became fixed on me. It took about 3-4 minutes for help to arrive by which time black stuff was pouring from her mouth. Did she suffocate?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

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Dr. David :

I am sorry about your mother.

Dr. David :

she does sound very sick.

Dr. David :

the black stuff could have been old blood in her stomach or her lungs.

Dr. David :

you did not do anything wrong.

Customer: I'm sorry I didn't make it clear. She died at some point during this. Although she kept taking gasps at slower intervals.
Dr. David :

she most likely would have reacted like this if anyone gave her water to drink.

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

I am sorry she passed.

Customer: Thanks
Dr. David :

you did not cause her to pass.

Dr. David :

she would have passed anyways it seems if she got that drink or not.

Customer: I am more worried that while the watery gurgling was happening that she was still there and frightened. She just stared at me with glazed eyes. The nurse in the room froze it was so horrific.
Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

it does sound like a very shocking moment.

Customer: I can't stop seeing it over and over
Dr. David :

but I am glad you were able to be with her when she passed.

Dr. David :

and she is in a better place now.

Dr. David :

you should talk to a psychotherapist about this

Customer: So I didn't kill her? You're sure?
Dr. David :

there are bereavement nurses and psychologist that you should be speaking to.

Dr. David :

to help you get over this.

Dr. David :

you didn't kill her

Dr. David :

she was already very very very ill

Dr. David :

with many medical problems already.

Customer: Yes she was very sick. I will talk to someone but you have helped immensely. Thank you so much and I'm sorry for asking such a difficult question.
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you are welcome

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