Its been a while since I posted on here but I wanted to update you.
For ages dad has been muddling along although in a lot of pain, he was on a regular dose of Morphine and was then given steriods. This had an immediate impact and he got his appetite back and he became a little more active so all very positive.
The Hospice has been brilliant and the support that my mum and dad have recieved through the drop in centre and counselling has really helped them
However he keeps on getting infections through his Catheters and there is quite an odour.
Last week the Hospice wanted to take a look at the infection and they were really concerned and since he went in he has really gone down hill.
I visited him today and was shocked at how he is. He was drifting in and out all day and I just sat and held his hand. The doctors have put him on a course of anti-biotics but have seen no improvement in the last 24 hours and have said that the next 48-72 hours are critical to hopefully get a reaction.
Doctors have said that they will be having end of life discussions with us if there is no change. Dads already filled out a form with hymns and readings which I guess you would as its your party and you want to know whats going to be played but as much as I try and make light of this I know that my dad is slipping away.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that dad pulls his finger out so I can at least have a chat with him about anything even the weather!
Thanks for reading