Topic: Bob's move to hospice
I havn't written in a while. Bob has been having a rough time lately. I beleive that I wrote earlier that he was running through his options quickly. Now with all the possible input from all of his doctors, the decision has been made to begin comfort care. We had some friends in from out of town and Bob did pretty good while they were here. They left early Thurs. and I had the admission meeting with the hospice nurse the same afternoon, pretty routine history, meds and such. I had decided to get the ball rolling because he was very weepy and depressed. Anyway he did okay with all that and met his regularly scheduled nurse on Friday and he seemed happy with her. Friday night was however a whole different story. He got up about 2am and fell in the bathroom. Real scary, he busted his head open in back and over his eye. I went through the whole call hospice call 911 all the while trying to staunch bleedind and put street clothes on. Thank God my son was home! Bob ended up with stiches above his eye and staples in the head. He really doesn't remember what exactly happened, but pain meds had been upped and he may have just tried to get up too quickly. New results of all of this is he is no longer to get up without assistance. hospice brought a potty chair and bed alarm. I slept thrpogh the alarm apparently, he said he got up twice lastnight! Not cool! He doesn't sleep with me because he feels uncomfortable getting out of our big bed, I guess we may have to move that bed and get a hospital bed put in soon. My son (16) is doing pretty good, but I think he is finally realizing his Dad is fading quickly. He said the hospital equipment really brought it home for him. Bob has been sick for so long that he just was thinking just more sick until now. We are going to be okay God willing I will be able to care for him at home with the care of a hospice nurse. I know he want to be here and that is what I want also! If anyone has any input on any of this I will be glad to know it. We reall have exhausted all avenues for treatment and now just want to get and keep Bob comfortable.