Re: From sleeping almost always to up much of the time.Input needed please
How are things with your father today? I found it interesting when you said they gave him 2 weeks but they never did a biopsy to prove it was cancer. Also, that he has emphysema. I wasn't going to bring this up, but, I am going through something similar with my 92-year-old father now. He is in a nursing home. He has chloridium difficile (a bowel infection), emphysema, and on top of all that, they discovered cancer on his neck and the petscan showed that it may have spread to his lungs, but they chose not to do a biopsy on the lungs because it would require surgery. It may be from having emphysema and pneumonia in the past. The doctor gave him 2 months at that time, but he has since gotten stronger and an oncologist said yesterday that he could have light radiation to his neck to extend his life further.
I guess my point is, we have to take it one day at a time and count the blessings (no matter how small) of each day. Hang on to the good things and try not to think of the negative. Cherish him as long as you can, say the things you want to say to make him feel loved. I have found that all this helps you to cope with things and I hope it works for you.