I lost my mum just over 2 weeks ago, the week before she actually passed away she went into cardiac arrest at home and spent a week in a coma. She had COPD, but before it happened, she seemed and looked absolutely fine.
My dad was with her, and despite my dad doing CPR until the paramedics arrived, her brain was too starved of oxygen, as it took 40-50 minutes to get her heart re-started, in the end we was told her brain stem was still working, but the rest of her brain wasn’t. They took her oxygen tube out at 2:10pm and she passed away at 4:25pm on Thursday May 24th.
I’m struggling to get my head around it, while she was in hospital on life support I was absolutely distraught, it was horrible seeing her with all the tubes in her throat, nose, neck and hands, but since she actually passed, I’ve cried but I’ve felt a lot of numbness and disbelief. It’s like my mind can’t accept that I’m not going to see her again. My dad is trying to stay strong for us all but obviously he’s absolutely destroyed as they were married for 42 years.
These past 3 weeks have been the worst of my life, and I don’t know how I’m gonna go on as my mum was my rock, I just miss her so much