Dying woman being forced to choose which daughter can watch her die – Latest News

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She has spent the last six months unable to see any of her relatives face-to-face, apart from through a bedroom window.

The 86-year-old woman is facing the difficult decision while receiving palliative care for liver disease.

Daughter Donna Cattermole, 53, says that the government needs to step in and help care homes after they were left ‘terribly neglected’ as she prepares for her mum to die

Donna Cattermole with her son Charlie can only see Donna’s mum from the window

Donna last saw her mum face-to-face on March 15

The 86-year-old is bedridden and unable to step out of the room

Daughter Donna Cattermole, 53, spoke of the devastating circumstances, and recalled the last time she was physically able to meet her mum was on March 15.

A dying woman has been forced to choose which daughter can watch her die due to coronavirus restrictions.

She said: “For me, I’m feeling that she has gone. I’m grieving really, I’m not getting any indication this is going to change and it will only be one of us.

The unnamed woman has been in a Norwich care home since the coronavirus lockdown started, reports Metro.

“We’re talking about who it is going to be, that’s hard for my mum to decide who that is going to be.

“When they are so poorly, it’s your duty to be there. It’s so devastating I cannot do anything. I do not see any light at the end of the tunnel. I feel like I’m grieving and I cannot see me going in and seeing her.

“I do not think I will see her again.”

She also said her mum was too frail to go out of the room in a wheelchair and has been left bedridden.

The heartbroken daughter revealed her frail mum had been sobbing a few weeks ago and they could not even hug, except watch from the bedroom window.

This means she cannot go outside and wear a mask.

“The care homes have been terribly neglected, they are frightened to have everyone in after what happened in the beginning because they were terribly neglected.”

Ms Cattermole said: “It feels against human rights. The government needs to help the care homes.

Donna Cattermole with her son Charlie can only see Donna’s mum from the window (Image: METRO NEWS AND FEATURES AGENCY)

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