Hospice

Another rough day for my husband Steve. It is 9:00 PM right now and he is eating for the first time today. He has thrown up twice and feels crummy. This morning he finally decided to go into Hospice Care. The nurse with Solstice Hospice came over and did all the paperwork and answered all our questions. She’s great. She’s coming back on Wednesday and she’s bringing drugs. I think this was a good decision. He is too sick to continue radiation therapy and going to numerous doctor appointments. Now we will focus on comfort, specifically managing the pain and the nausea. In the past couple of weeks a new tumor has blossomed under his right knee. I am amazed at how fast it has grown, and it is beginning to cause pain. It’s the size of a golf ball. It will be hard to leave him tomorrow when I go to work. So glad I’m only working part time. But he is never alone. Our grandson is here, and my daughter-in-law is close by. And neighbors are always saying they will be there when needed. No worries.

4 thoughts on “Hospice

  1. So sorry to hear of these progressive cancer cells spreading and the changes to your lives. I have met some amazing hospice nurses and am very glad that is an option and one you are willing to accept. Illness like yours is a difficult journey and I am truly sorry it is a road you are traveling Steve. May God bless you for the good man you are and walk this path with you that your pain may be controlled and especially that the nausea will be controlled. You have an amazing family with a wealth of precious memories and I am sure will make some more yet. Smile when you can, laugh when you can, enjoy sunshine as much as possible, rest often and enjoy any energy that comes your way. Find peace wherever it hides, or pops up. Love you. Roy and Lynn

  2. So sorry to hear of these progressive cancer cells spreading and the changes to your lives. I have met some amazing hospice nurses and am very glad that is an option and one you are willing to accept. Illness like yours is a difficult journey and I am truly sorry it is a road you are traveling Steve. May God bless you for the good man you are and walk this path with you that your pain may be controlled and especially that the nausea will be controlled. You have an amazing family with a wealth of precious memories and I am sure will make some more yet. Smile when you can, laugh when you can, enjoy sunshine as much as possible, rest often and enjoy any energy that comes your way. Find peace wherever it hides, or pops up. Love you. Roy and Lynn

  3. Hospice will give you and your family peace and comfort and yo9ur husband will find much pain relief as he transitions..

    Peace and blessings

    Sonja

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