We have spent the entire day at the hospital. David is there now, and my mom is going up to relieve him overnight.
Today was probably the best day, information wise, that we have had this entire process.
The doctor – one whom we have not had yet – was wonderful about explaining what is going on, but more than that, what we can expect as this progresses. Because the cancer has spread so quickly, and aggressively, he seems to think we have weeks, not months left with dad.
We also had a conversation with the palliative coordinator, and she is getting the ball rolling on that end. While dad is in the hospital, he will be under palliative care, and once he is released to come home, he will fall under hospice. It was incredibly helpful to know that we, his family, have resources available to us not only now, but for later as well. This is especially encouraging to me in having information to help me help my girls through this.
I don’t have anything more to say tonight – trying to get a grip on how I’m feeling, you know?
Love you all,