Topic: Things rapidly turning for the worse
In just a matter of days my dad has deteriorated to the point of no return. Only last Thursday he went to the hospital and while the diagnosis was grim he was still walking around, eating relatively well and quite lively. Since Saturday it has all been downhill and he is probably reaching the end of the rope a lot faster than anyone anticipated. Last week they spoke about 3 months and we'll be lucky if he gets a week.
This morning he vomited blood and has not eaten anything for over 2 days. Not only is this catching us unprepared but it is so strange that he never showed any of the traditional symptoms (jaundice, abdominal pain, ascites) outside of fatigue and weight loss.
I truly find this disease has tested us. It has been wildly unpredictable, exhaustive and at this point I only hope dad will be comfortable in his last few days.
He is currently at home and there are nurses caring for him. It is really unbelievable that only 4 days ago we were discussing how to upgrade his computer.
I know I need to be strong and cool headed but it's so hard. I only hope that his pain and suffering will relent soon.
Best of luck to everyone!