Hello, well, I wish I could tell you that this is going to be a short note, we can only hope.
Let me start at the onset. -
Someone I have known for 40 yrs was diagnosed in July 2011, and 3 weeks of radiation, and half strength chemo, because he is 79 yrs old.
He was still golfing in sept.
My mother was his assistant for 40 years, and he stayed with her under her care for the past four months until two weeks ago this coming Tuesday, and due to the tremendous strain on her, and the fact that he was getting so aggressive, he had to be moved to the hospice.
They (at the hospice) are now filling him with Seriquil and Haldaul , and its making him nuts, so my mother asked them to stop.
He has stopped eating and drinking, and has slept for two days, and they are giving him 100mls of Norval I think it is.
He is angry, we THINK he knows whats going on.. but does he really?
The hospice now says, that they are not going to feed him, be cause he told the nurse that he is ready to die. Now we JUST spoke to his doctor who is also his best friend, and he said to stop giving him fluids, and that it was easier on him to die due to dehydration, that to starve to death.
This is nuts, I want to go and sit by his bed, and stuff pizza and ice cream in his mouth.
We are lost, and dont know what we can do for him now.
Last edited by Administrator; 01-23-2012 at 09:24 PM.