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usue 01-10-2013 04:09 PM

3Bnsclc - Help
 
My husband was diagnosed in July 2010. He did the radiation and several chemo's but stopped because it made him so sick. He said he wanted quality not quanity and still feels that way. We lost our health ins. March of 2012 so that ended alot of medical intervention. Just before Thanksgiving he started to have seizures. The dr. put him on seizure meds and told us when his medicare starts we can do more. Just before medicare started he had a major seizure and ended up in the hospital. After some test and alot of specialist they said the lung cancer was in his brain. We opted to do radiation rather than having brain surgery. He was told he was now metasized stage 4 with maybe 4 months. We just got the results of his PET and it is every where brain, bones, lymph nodes, adrenal glands, attached to his heart and esphosages. I am his sole care taker and I don't think I can watch the man I love, my best friend die. How do you do that?

rudiraven 01-11-2013 12:36 PM

Re: 3Bnsclc - Help
 
Usue,

You just be there for him. Let him know you love him. The doctor should set up hospice care for you. If he would prefer to be at home, they will come visit him there and give you instructions on how to care for him. If it's too involved or difficult they may suggest he stay in a hospice facility. My husband was able to pass away at home and it was a peaceful passing with family and pets with him. I didn't think I could deal with it either, but somehow you have the strength and will get through it. I'm here if you want to talk. Take care and God bless :angel:

usue 01-15-2013 04:49 PM

Re: 3Bnsclc - Help
 
[QUOTE=rudiraven;5115741]Usue,

You just be there for him. Let him know you love him. The doctor should set up hospice care for you. If he would prefer to be at home, they will come visit him there and give you instructions on how to care for him. If it's too involved or difficult they may suggest he stay in a hospice facility. My husband was able to pass away at home and it was a peaceful passing with family and pets with him. I didn't think I could deal with it either, but somehow you have the strength and will get through it. I'm here if you want to talk. Take care and God bless :angel:[/QUOTE]

thank you for your kind words rudiraven, Just hurts so much to see him in pain like this.

rudiraven 01-16-2013 09:18 AM

Re: 3Bnsclc - Help
 
The doctor should be able to prescribe meds to control the pain. There is no reason for him to suffer needlessly. Ask his doctor for some help in this area. Take care :angel:


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