No one has the power to escape death because it's permanent. There is no way of preparing for the death of relatives, family members or people you love and care about. However, what can make you prepare for the worst as a caregiver is knowing the signs and symptoms at the end of your loved one's life. They are actually hard to know unless you pay attention to them.
In this article, we are going to discuss the five physical ways a caregiver can easily identify at the end of his or her loved one's life. The signs are stated according to Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation (CRHCF), and they can be easily identified by anyone.
1.Loss of Appetite
At the end of your loved one life you are going to notice something like complete loss of appetite. Your loved one will refuse to eat food especially that are hard to digest or chew. This is because of the decline of energy as the body shuts down. You will see most of caregivers forcing their loved ones to eat not knowing that they are causing more harm to them. They are refusing foods and liquids due to difficulty in swallowing.
2.Increased Physical Weakness
There will be increased physical weakness at the end of your loved one life due to decreased food intake that leads to less energy. When energy becomes less in the body simple activities becomes difficult to them. Lifting a arm, head, sipping from a straw, bed shifting or conversations becomes difficult.
Laboured breathing is one of the most popular physical signs you will notice at the end of your loved ones life. There will be changes in breathing towards the end of ones life while sick. Their be things like air hunger at the end of your loved ones life and the heart will keep telling your mind and body that it needs more oxygen leading to excessive secretions.
4. Changes in Urination
The decrease in urine output will be noticed at the end of your loved ones life. This is caused by dehydration that leads to renal failure and low blood pressure. The urine will become concentrated, brownish, tea coloured and reddish.
5. Swelling to Feet, Ankles and Hands
There will be chronic illnesses at the end of your love one's life. The chronic illnesses will contribute to swelling of the ankles, hands and feets, and edema. The disease will become unmanageable and fluids becomes more evident in the lungs. This will lead to increase in shortness of breath.
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