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    All good thing come to an end

    Hi all. Im sad I am forced to use this forum again but i have a question. Incase of a refresher my father had cancer in the lung and brain. Unfortunately after caring for him this year things have gotten to extensive for myself to care for him, he is no longer able to stand or have control of his bladder and losing control of his arms. As for his mind it is also wandering back alot of years.
    My question is that hes been moved into a hospice and they have decided he needs high care and are keeping him, how long do people usually live in a hospice?
    They have said the cancer is extremely aggressive and my family and myself are struggling due to the rapid nature of his decline. 5 weeks ago he was walking around just fine.
    What are the best coping strategies at this point?
    Thank you all

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    Good to hear from you but saddened to hear of your dads rapid decline.

    Unfortunately there is no way to predict how long your dads struggles will continue but take comfort in knowing he is in good hands with hospice. They will do their best to keep him comfortable. As far as coping, its so difficult witnessing someone you love slip away. Your caring and love is what is needed right now.

    Please keep us posted and i will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Lisa

 

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