We didn’t get good news at the doctor appointment on Thursday like we had hoped. The doctor told us that not only had the chemo not worked, the tumors have grown significantly. The cancer is now in his bones, and it is weakening and breaking his ribs, which is causing so much of the horrible pain he has. His pain patches were increased, as well as his morphine intake, to help control the pain. There is no sense in suffering more than he already is.

We have decided to go with hospice care to help support us until it is his time to go. Nurses will come in periodically and are available 24 hours if we should need.

I am scared, like I said before. I am scared, but that doesn’t change the fact that he is ready. That is the only comforting part. He does not seem to be scared, just more ready to be done with the pain. Two different priests came, two of his favorites. I think he is at peace with dying, and both priests, Father Tim and Father Peter, helped him in a way that maybe I don’t understand.

So yes, we are on a different course now, one we knew we would have to take eventually but not this soon. Please keep my dad in your thoughts and hope for the least amount of pain possible for him.

5 Responses to “update on dad.”

  1. wherethedaytakesme

    God is the splice you can count on. Stay strong in His comfort to you and your family. ❤

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  2. Patricia

    Sorry to hear this news. It is a comfort to know that your dad has peace and not fear. Hospice will be a great help to all of you. I continue to pray for the Lord’s strength and comfort to be with you.

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  3. jessica

    Cancer is an overwhelming thing in so many, terrible ways. 😦 We lost my 19 y/o niece two years ago to lung cancer. They were able to keep her very comfortable through it all. I don’t really have anything else to say, except that I’m sorry and that my heart goes out to you and your family.

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