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Pancreas CancerSo lost for answers..pls help was posted 09/30/2007 03:14 pm by CMB
Hello everyone...I haven't posted in a while...but read everyday and keep
everyone, patients and caregivers, in my prayers always. My dad is not doing
well at all. These past few weeks have been awful for him. He is getting
weaker everyday. He does not want to eat..he can hardly walk. All he wants to
do is sleep. We called in hospice, and Visiting Angels, to help, but I don't
know how much they can do. Hospice had their first visit Friday. On the phone
they were wonderful to my dad and me. But the first visit was horrible. All
the nurse talked about was wills and POA, and kept asking him if he knew he
only was given 6 months. I was horrified that she dwelled on this. He said he
knew his prognosis. But she kept asking him how he felt about that.It was
awful. I left the room and called the agency and told them how disappointed I
was in this visit. Hopefully,tomorrow someone else will be coming. I feel
numb....I know at this point I shouldn't be talking about myself, but these
few weeks have been so draining and I just don't know what to do anymore.
CindyNC- I remember when you were posting when you first called in hospice
for Don. I am sorry for asking for advice when it is still so fresh for you,
but can you share with me what you did in those few weeks regarding feeding
or strength or do you have any advice for me to help my dad?
The doctor has not been very helpful either. I truly think it is the
beginning of the end, but am afraid to admit it to anyone else except for
If anyone has anything at all , I would welcome any advice or experiences.
Thanks for listening, and thank you and God bless all of you.
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