Topic: Will be missing from board- SENSITIVE
I haven't been on much lately, but unfortunately it's not because we're so lucky that Mom has had great success in fighting CC, but because my Dad is now at the end of his fight with Lung Cancer. He has been under home hospice care since it spread to his pancreas in Nov, but Mom can no longer physically take care of him as he becomes less mobile, and he does not want his children taking on caregiver roles that would hurt his dignity. We are hoping he will get a space in a small in-care hospice center within the next few days. Until then, we are working to get in-home support . We were able to line up night time aids for the next 2 nights. Just in past few days he has declined significantly. Nurse said she thinks a week or less, and he is ready now.
In hind sight, we could have made better choices or spoken up at times with Hospice. In the future, I will pass along what we've learned and how we could have improved his care. However, for now I'll just ask for thoughts and prayers that the end will come soon and be peaceful and pain free. I am amazed over the past months, and especially over the past 2 days, of the physical and emotional strength my mother has shown in taking care of him. They have been married 57 years, and every day he tells her he will always love her.
Love and hugs,