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  • #42789
    sistercorb
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    dad heart rate went to 59. he became alert and wanted biscuits and gravy Praise be! He ate a few bite and then vomited. He talked a little. was such good news. The nurse said that he would do that. He’s still fighting. I think its us that dont want to let go. The vomiting takes its spells, sometime real thick sometimes just yellow. the nurse gave him an enmea today. he hadnt used the bathroom for about 2 weeks. But then he hardley ate. he sleeps all the time. wonder what tomorrow brings? every time we think its time to give up., he surprises us with about an hour of good time(memories and to get our hopes up again) Its like a roller coaster ride. but at least we still have him for a while. I would do the roller coaster thing for another 20 years.

    #42788
    devoncat
    Member

    Thinking of you and your family. Everything seems like it is peaceful so far and that is one thing we all want during this period. Are they trying to control the vomiting or is it not that bad?

    How are you doing?

    Kris

    #42787

    Sistercorb, This is so sad and yet be thankful you allowed him to make his choices. He was in charge of his life as long as possible. These older people are so tough and so brave. Take care. G

    #42786
    lainy
    Member

    Our prayers and thoughts are going out to your family. Hoping for a very peaceful journey now for your Dad.

    #42785
    sistercorb
    Member

    dad’s not doing good. his heart rate is down to 46. he is just here. they say that his heart will make him go before the cc. I think hes tired of fighting. maybe 2 days to a week left. they say most likely he’ll go in his sleep. He runs a fever and then chills. he woke up ,only to throw up, and then back to sleep. hes weak. oh ,so weak. no smile, nothing. My sister says he started talking about his dad, my mom and uncle ren. All, now in Gods arms. He did this Friday. He had been in a lot of pain. but now he just sleeps. He has a funny sound coming from his throat. they said it wasnt from his lungs. He sleeps with his eyes open and only the whites showing. they have took all his blood pressure pills away. His blood pressure is so low. We feel that the end is very near. please pray for him. thank you

    #42784
    gavin
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    Sistercobb,

    Thinking of you and all of your family as you go through this time. I am glad that your dad is able to make these decisions for himself and I hope that his doctors can get his pain under control.

    My best wishes to your dad and all of your family,

    Gavin

    #42783
    devoncat
    Member

    Your dad sounds like a tough cookie. I am so glad that everyone is respecting his wishes.

    I hope they get the pain under control so his good times outweigh the bad.

    Thinking of you and your family.

    KRis

    #42782
    lainy
    Member

    We are so sorry to hear about dad. You and your sisters are to be so respected for carrying out his wishes. Hopefully you can catch many more good moments than bad. Hang in, stay strong and hoping dad can get the pain under control. Perhaps they need to up the Morphine. Teddy is on 75mg of Morph with 15 – 20 breatkthrough and still very alert.

    #42781
    sistercorb
    Member

    been a while since ive been on here. dad is about the same. instead of good days and bad days, its now good hours and bad. hes in alot of pain. have him on metadone and breakthur meds. Pittsburg wants to do another ercp on him he says no. his choice. but he is still hanging in there.. He had the cather took out. still hard for him to use the potty chair. God bless my sisters. pray for them and my dad.

    #42780
    sistercorb
    Member

    txs michelle, this site helps me vent my feelings. i read so much on here. You wouldn’t beleive how much i have learnt I pass the info on to m sisters. txs again

    #42779
    micsyl
    Member

    I am thinking and praying for your dad, you and your sisters, Lots of love
    Michelle

    #42778
    sistercorb
    Member

    my sisters are angels

    #42777
    sistercorb
    Member

    s pend the weekend with dad. He was so weak. Then today he walked a little Talked a little. Now its like he cant hardley moved again. Normal ? i dont know. Hospice has started to help now. He has pain patches and then breakthur meds. hospital bed, potty seat , wheelchair, walkers, the list goes on. I pray my sisters can handle it all. Dad’s eyes are now rolling to the back of his head, when he sleeps. Its so scary. The reason I’m writing this is to keep people, like myself, informed at what might happen. I know nothing of this awful cc. Both my sisters are younger then me and both have had breast cancer. THEY’ve had chemo and all that. Dad had postrate cancer a while back. So cancer is “normal” in our family. But this, is, by far ,more scarier. My Beautiful Mom passed this Jan. of COPD. This is still Worse. Will it ever get better? Txs for listening.

    #42776

    Goodness gracious! This sounds like my Mom. She has good and bad days, but we are trying to make the best of all days. She is so tired and yet she is so strong (able to walk, has confusion but feeds herself, dresses, ect) she says she is ready for the end, but her family is not. We can’t believe what this disease has done to her. I never knew she was “old” until I saw her in the hospital last August 2009. She has always been independent and very private, taking care of her home, business, and life. I am like you, not knowing what will happen next or how to take care of her. Her nurse told me, “Don’t worry, you are doing exactly what she needs…your showing her you love her.” Remember this site has so many others going through the same problems you are and they will post and offer advice when they can. Take care and blessings to all of your family.

    #42775
    lainy
    Member

    That all sounds just too familiar. I am so glad you have Hospice coming in. You will feel some relief and they are wonderful. Please keep us posted.

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