Visiting Relatives in a Hospice


Thinking about this this morning, I was wondering what the worst thing you could say to a dying relative in a hospice would be and came up with:

'Wow, look at you, you've lost some weight'

Any other killer phrases?
'Can you smell that? Well I suppose the Doctor did say you'd be losing all control over your bodily functions soon'
ok not quiet what i would say, but i did have a relative in a hospice, and one of the nurses had this greeting that never changed apparently, along the lines of "hello, are we feeling well today" 8O

I did also take him in a cassette so he could have a laugh "Derek and Clive ~live, he especally liked the cancer skit. :twisted:
I've only bought one season ticket for next year....
Why bother talking to them, turn up the morphine and slide on in the back box... be careful though.. the skin seperating front and back doors is very very thin on the elderly and can easily tear

Why is everyone in here so yellow and depressed
"If you want to get your obituary in the papers, die a couple of days before (or a couple of months after) George Best".
'This marriage just isn't working, and I can't wait three weeks, I want a divorce now.'
I've been sleeping with your brother/sister (or indeed both!) on the side ever since we've been together...

NB. The above assumes you are talking to your other half who is on their death bed.
I visit a close relative of mine who is in and out of respite care
I try to get the word 'inheritance' in as much as I can, and when I leave I say 'might see you next week then' makes her smile :D

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