Went to see my mother last night. She's quite poorly but still ticking at least. She has pneumonia - which doesn't surprise me in the least - and stopped breathing due to all the phlegm that had gathered on her chest.
I'm told that she did a quite spectacular swan dive when she arrested, and scared the bejeezus out of the nurses! Certainly didn't do much for me either, getting a phone call like that!
More worryingly however is that despite me being told that she has vascular dementia, this information appears to be missing from her notes and ward staff seem completely unaware of it! I have spent the last 2 days trying to resolve this.