What happens Next
My Father-in-Law was diagnosed with Lung Cancer after several bouts of Pneumonia. He received one palliative radio therapy treatment in August. He now wheezes all the time, has difficulty breathing at night, and is coughing up bloody phlegm. He has been in and out of hospital with Pneumonia, Kidney Infections, Kidney failure ever since August. The cancer nurse told me to expect 3-6 months life expectancy my In Laws don't want to know any details. As My Mother-in-Law and Father-in-Law both think that he is cured and are in denial, I feel I need to know when the right time is to talk to them, how will I know when the end is near. My husband and I call in and check on them both 2-3 times a day, I can see he is getting worse although he is in no pain. What are the next symptoms. I also need to prepare my 3 Children as they are very close to him. Can anyone tell me what help we can expect to get, as both my husband and I work we have 3 children and another set of parents, I feel that we cannot increase on the help we are giving and to tell the truth we are run off our feet. My husband works Nights so when Father is ill in the day up he gets to deal with it then has to do a full nights work. When he is ill in the night up I get to deal with it. Sometimes I am called out to him at 2or 3 and I start work at 5.30. Any advice will be gratefully received
Last edited by tadalaja; 02-12-2007 at 12:36 PM.
Reason: missed word out