I have a friend, a very good friend, that I met when we were on the psych ward together last June. SHe has MS and has been confined to a wheelchair since I have known her. She was placed in a very good nursing home, close to me but far from her kids, which is not a bad thing. She just called and said the nursing home is calling in hospice next week for her, that she hasn't eaten or been drinking for the last 3 weeks, she said her body won't let her. She wants to see me "one last time". I'm sorry if I am being insensitive to anyone out there, i truly am, but I have known people with MS and have never seen it progress as fast as she says it is progressing. I want to be a support for her, but don't want to be taken advantage of. Can MS progress that quickly? What is the best thing to do for her besides being there? I'm confused because I know she is a user of people and have been very careful to draw the boundaries for our relationship, but if she is truly dying, I want to be there for her and with her. Can anyone help?
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