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Old 09-29-2012, 12:25 PM   #3
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 9
Bogus52 HB User
Re: daughters need advice!!

Hello, I am so sorry to hear of your mom and family's situation. Cancer is a very scary disease and I know your mom appreciates her daughters love and concern. I am a hospice nurse and first, you should get hospice involved. Hospice is available for most people ( depending on insurance) for anyone who has 6 months or less to live. Hospice is for the whole family...loving caregivers who surround the pt and their families. It includes a medical director, nurses, home health aides, social workers, volunteers, spiritual counselors and many other therapies. The goal of hospice is comfort care when someone decides or MD recommends no further treatments like chemo. Comfort meds for pain, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, and fever should be made available immediately in case needed. Please check with your mom's MD and or hospital social worker. My love and prayers go to your mom and your family.