Thank you for all the replies, all that information is so helpful.
I will try to reach out to as many support networks as possible as the family are struggling to cope and understand the dying process.
Who do we call if he goes into cardiac arrest, the Resucitation decision is only applicable in hospital not at home.
My dad wants to live and is not ready to leave this world yet. He has a few things to sort out. The Pallative care consultant explained to me their is a mind and body disconnect. His body may have been dying for a few months, the signs were there like reduced appetite and now his body is showing more signs of dying like the swollen legs.
His mind is not there yet. My poor dad, he still thinks he is able to go on his holiday. Heartbreaking to watch this disconnect.
It was lovely to sit by his side at the hospital and watch old movies and make him a cup of tea and watch him eat a chocolate bar at 4am! He was so glad I was there, I could see the relief in his face.
The family have made arrangements never to leave his side, someone will always be with him day or night.
The consultant said all living things must die and can’t live forever and patients often find they are more scared of dying alone than of pain.
This is so hard, damn this prostate cancer.
My dad described in detail the moment he felt his body damaged- he said he felt it almost an hour after his radium 223 the fifth injection. Something did not feel right and he could feel his legs and body give way like a button had been switched on.
I wish he never had that damn 5th injection.
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