My mum was diagnosed with MS 2 years ago following a heart attack. Looking back she probably had symptoms at least 3 years before that. My father, who was the main carer, recently died and mum has had to move into a home. She’s declining rapidly, cannot weight bear or even shuffle herself in a chair, has visual and hearing problems, is doubly incontinent quite often and is now losing use of hands and arms.
She has said she doesn’t want to go on and has more or less given up on life. Whilst I do not wish to lose my mum I do believe that there should be an element of choice though understand that others don’t share the same view. I know it’s a how long is a piece of string but I wondered if MS shut down any vital organs or what the future might hold in terms of decline.