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originally posted by: dragonridr
a reply to: reldra
Any damage to the eye can cause a color change. Lack of oxygen to the iris tear production decreased. If thr iris changes color something is blockin the production of malinin. Can be multiple things even nerve damage people going through chemo and radiation therapy. And even can be caused by the use of eye drops that damage the iris. Without knowing her medical condition it's impossible to say what could have caused it. But it all relates back to the production of malinin.
originally posted by: TramperoJuan
My grandfather passed away in 1991. My mother and father were at his bedside, and they reported the same thing you're talking about--blue eyes (normally brown). He had pancreatic cancer, but wasn't on any meds (not even painkillers) at the time of his passing.
My deepest sympathies to you.
originally posted by: cynicalheathen
Lurker for 10+ years, and I joined just to reply to this topic.
First, sorry for what you're going through. I am 33 years young and have lost more than half my extended family since my teens.
Second... My grandfather passed the day of my wedding in 2007. My grandmother made it a point to mention to me that, after being unconscious/asleep for over 48 hours, the hour of my wedding vows, my grandfather's eyes snapped open, and were a brighter shade of blue than my grandmother had EVER seen, almost a steel grey, and he asked if I was getting married that day. My grandmother replied that, Yes, I was. She told me that he stared at her with those bright blue eyes for a while longer, said "Okay.", then closed his eyes and went to sleep.
He died the next morning. His eyes were always blue/green, but I never remember them being a steel grey, and photographs confirm this.
Don't know why, but your thread struck a chord with me.
I guess that i won't be a good case study, since my eyes are a natural grey.
originally posted by: SomeYinAndSomeYang
Thoughts and prayers...
I've never heard of the phenomenon, so I can't help you there...
Just a suggestion, if it helps at all... If you can't bring her home, maybe you could bring home to her?... Hospices, trying to maximize comfort, should allow bringing momentos, pictures, and even maybe some small but familiar furniture... Something that home wouldn't be home without, if that makes sense...
Best wishes to you and yours.