Most of us have heard this term. It is the noisy rattling sound a dying person makes that can be very disturbing to hear.
As a person nears the end of life, there are some very basic similarities that may be seen which cross the type of illness or 'reason' for dying.
There is a phenomenon called terminal agitation, which may occur when a person is near the end of life.
I found a cassette tape under a bunch of papers on my desk and put it in my recorder (that barely works). When I pressed play this is where it began:
When someone is dying a natural death, there is a breathing pattern that usually happens. It goes something like this: a deep breath or two, then holding it, followed by a shallow breath or two, and so on. It is an uneven pattern of inhales and exhales. It can be scary if you don't know it is coming.
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