Originally Posted by mollie79
hi there ive just stumbled on this by mistake ive joined up and hope some one can help me with some answers i need on the following ive a grandad of 80 yrs of age hes been fighting bowel cancer for a while now hes in hospital at the moment can some one tel me roughly how long hes got left to live the hospital said not long my grandma has had his drips medication stoped hes not eating or drinking his eyes looked like they were glassing over when i went to see him earlier his lungs are filling up with fluid hes lost so much weight its like looking at a diffrent person now his breathing is really shallow and the fluid on his lungs sounds like a rattling crackling sound please can some one tel me if this is death setting in thanks for all your help and sorry ive had to be so down in the dumps but no one can help me with this
Hi, Mollie, His doctor may not be able to give you a more precise time than the hospital staff gave you. However, he probably will be more helpful than anybody else. From your description, he sounds very sick. He is from fortunate having a loving granddaughter. I think that must be a wonderful comfort to him. I heard that hearing is one of the senses that usually is functional even after a person near death doesn't respond. So if you time you visit, you can tell him you are there and you love him. You may not have any way of knowing, but that probably gives a big boost the care his nurses/doctors are giving him.
Even though this is the wrong board, I am glad you stopped by. It is good for us grandfathers who have prostate cancer to hear of a granddaughter who is worried about her grandfather who is very ill with another cancer.