Re: Just told daughter's liver is failing
I am very sorry to hear this. It is heartbreaking to watch the one you love suffer. But, I along with these lovely people have to agree hospice will make life much more comfortable for her and him. The nurses will be able to monitor her vitals, adjust pain medicines, order supplies, help in her daily care, etc. He can determine at what point he wants more help or less. At first, with my brother in law, his wife only had them do the medical side of things. As he went further down hill, she needed help getting him cleaned, shaved, etc. Hospice prolonged his life and comfort as long as they could and he passed Aug. 08 after a 4 year battle with colon cancer. He was 42. I think your son in law needs to understand that sometimes we, as humans, just need help. But, that he can get different levels of help as he needs them. Hospice will also help him and provide free counseling, someone to talk to, etc. And my sister in law loved the staff and they genuinely acted as if they adored them as well. I wish your family the best in this dark time.