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Old 08-21-2011, 06:55 PM   #1
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gbm/copd end of life questions

If anyone has experienced someone that has passed away from GBM (stage 4 brain tumor) and/or COPD. I have questions that I am searching for and have not gotten much help with. I lost my dad last month from it and I'm anguishing over his care during his last hours. I would like to ask anyone that would be willing, would they please share their experience. I know what a terrible thing it is for me to ask for this, but I'm trying to move on with my grief and can't seem to rest without answers. Thank you, in advance...

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Old 10-19-2011, 05:57 AM   #2
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Re: gbm/copd end of life questions

I lost my brother-in-law to brain cancer and emphazema as well as copd. Please look up my posts as there are many.

I too feel at a loss with my father's passing as I was with him every day until the end. Questioning if I spoke to the doctors and nurses the right way concerning his care. I was put in the position of calling the nurse if my father seemed uncomfortable, in pain so they could give him more morphin. I knew it wasn't going to be long but I just felt my decisions made it happen faster. We have to take comfort that we did the best we could under the circumstances.
If you open the door even a little bit - the devil will fling it open. Keep it closed with prayer.

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