My brother passed away recently at 19 years old from cancer after 8 months from diagnosis. The doctors told him there was nothing more they could do for him after completing his chemo and radiation treatments which initially showed positive results, although it had spread to the lymph nodes around his lungs.
My question is about his end-of-life care. He was given drugs in a syringe driver and breakthrough injections of morphine to give him relief from the discomfort of breathing. My family and I were under the impression that this would sedate him, however, over the 3 days being 'sedated' he 'woke up' numerous times trying to get out of bed and talk which was frightning for all of us. My question is... is this normal? And when he woke up was he really alert and conscious?
Thanks for answering