Thank you all so very much for your very kind words, support, advice and for sharing your experiences. It really does mean a lot to me, especially just now.
Thanks Julia. This is a tough decision but we will get there and do what ever is best for dad right now and in the future.
Thank you Janet. I know that dad won't go back into hospital now for anything. We were told that any procedures or monitoring will now be done at Roxburgh House. I do personally think it will be best for dad if he stays at home as long as possible and if the symptoms require it, then he will be admitted to the hospice.
Thank you Darla. Yes I have got a lot of good information from everyone for which I am most grateful as always. I will keep everyone updated as to what happens. I did try to talk to mum today about this and we did talk a bit, but the 3 of us need to discuss it together. I also talked a bit with dad on his own today, he asked my what I thought and I told him that if he wants to then he should stay at home as long as he wants to. But the 3 of us still need to talk together.
Pam. Thank you for sharing that, that must have been very tough to write and I appreciate it very much. I think that we will get all the help you mention in your post, but we will probably find out more on Thursday as to dads options and help available when we meet with dads Macmillan nurse. Thank you very much for the link, I will have a read of that. I hope that we do make the right decsions.
Thank you Lainy. I hope that I am ready for whatever lies ahead. But no matter what, I will do the very best that I can for dad and mum. And yes, having the support of you all means so much to me, as does having a load of new grans, mums and sisters! Thank you all.
Thank you Marion. Mum is quite fragile just now and I know this will be very tough on her. I know that pretty much all dads care will come down to me with a lot of help from professionals and I will do my best. We will get a lot of help at home, but I guess we have to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. I will post more information as to the exact help we can expect when I find out more.
As to the draining procedure. Yes dads GP knows about this, it was he that brought up the possibility of that. Dad will be getting an ultrasound soon but we dont know exactly when, hopefully it will be soon and it will be done at the day care centre.I will keep you updated about this as we find out more information. I said it was the draining of his stomach, but perhaps he meant the abdomen and I am getting a bit mixed up. His anti sickness meds have been upped now to 4 a day with 2 buccastem each day if need be. He was sick today at day care and has also been sick again tonight.
Thank you all so very much.
My very best wishes to you all.
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