Wondering if anyone has experienced anything like this.
My mum has pretty much given up fighting her ms and it has very much taken over her physically and mentally. She is finding it difficult to feed herself. In the respect that actually lifting her fork or spoon takes a lot of effort. I am torn between feeding and help whilst also encouraging her to do some as I don’t want her to lose the ability to do it. Tonight I fed her most of her tea because I couldn’t bear to see her struggle I don’t want my mum to give up and I don’t want to either but in many ways I feel like it’s a losing battle bit by bit its taking more of my Mum. I am thinking at some stage it may come to the use of feeding tubes, which horrifies Mum and me if I’m honest. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? Can social services amend care packages to allow carers to help with feeding if she is not in residential care?