Topic: Update on my dad
Hi all, my dad is still with us. Last Thursday he took a downward turn and hasn't been out of bed since. He was in a responsive sleep state for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Sunday was the first day of no food or water. Yesterday he stopped all urine flow.
Several things I want to tell you. My sister and I mapped out three medications we have given to him around the clock without fail that have probably saved him and us a lot of upset and pain. As soon as congestion starts Hyomax is excellent. We are also giving him anxiety medication and liquid morphine. He is still wearing a patch but that comes of today and will not be restarted. I can't say enough about the congestion medication! It stopped all the alarming sounds and has made him super comfortable. Oh, and he can't sallow anymore so we crush his pills and give him a drop of water to help it go down. If you try to put the pill under his tongue it would just lay in his mouth because it has become very dry. We talk to him all the time and have gone over all the fun we had in the last few months. The banana splits he ate, car rides, etc. We also tell him it is okay if he is ready to let go. The nurse said yesterday one to three days. At first this was hard, but surrounding him with love and care has made it the way to go for us. I am so happy we kept him at home.