Re: gbm/copd end of life questions
It's was a year ago last month that we lost my dad to COPD and GBM. Things happened very quickly and decisions were made without full knowledge of the impact. Dad was in a nursing home when he began his rapid deterioration. If we were to make those decisions over again, we would have opted for Hospice rather than the nursing care center provided. There was no preparation given to us, to understand what would occur to dad and the affect it would have on us. For us, it was a ghastly few days that left us with horrific memories of dad's time left. Instead of him passing quietly as we had thought, it was far from that. I understand that you are now seeing some of what he experienced. Our major regret is that we didn't use Hospice. Although it's an awful thing to see, at least we would have understood and prepared ourselves as much as one can, for the end. I'm glad you have chosen the path you did, and that your dad will have you with him in the end. I hope that thought will be comfort to you. When I posted this, I was still in a great deal of pain and very angry at what we experienced. I was in search of information that should have been previously shared with us. I thank you so much for sharing such personal moments with me. I would be happy to stay in contact with you, if you would like. There are many wonderful people on message boards, and I have found several that have helped me endure and move on.