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Hospice was posted 07/31/2002 05:33 pm by Karen H.
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When my Mom went on Hospice she continued to be on Gemzar and it was paid for by Hospice because they said Gemzar was classified as a drug that helped improve the quality of your life. If something helped you feel better than they would pay for it. They paid for some radiation on my Mom's bones (the cancer had met to the bones) because they said the radiation would help relieve the pain. They would not pay for expermental drug treatments. My Mom felt good knowing that she could start or stop Hospice anytime she wanted. We would tell her that if she started to do good she could discontinue the program. This helped her not feel like she was giving up.

Spend as much time as you can with her.

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