Food for Thought. Sometimes our very ill loved ones hang in to say good bye to someone they haven’t seen in a while. That is their choice. Perhaps you aren’t ready to let them go. When we have a family member young or old at deaths door and they are suffering, it is everyone’s best interest to give them permission to cross. I have seen too many elder hang in because a family member doesn’t want them to leave them. I get it. We love them. If you are in this situation I recommend talking to the person and telling them how much you love them. What they mean to you and then give them permission to cross.
I used to get phone calls from a few nurses at Children Hospital asking me to speak to the parents of a serious ill child. I would tune in and share the insights the child would give me. Pain, suffering, how the parents well so emotionally distraught the child felt it needed to stay in the physical for a longer period of time than was necessary. Other times it was a new born and I would explain, that the health would be very poor and so it needed permission to let go of life. They were often difficult situations for all involved.
So my request is. Think about the individual who is ill. Do they need to be here suffering. No! Please give them the opportunity to cross if that is their wish. Do not hold onto the inevitable. In love and light