Nov 25, 2011 - 8:08 pm
What the heck? I'm confused. If hospice is supposed to be so good, how could they say they won't even let my mom get a blood transfusion if she needs one? They say no, they can't do that if she's on hospice. It's 'active' treatment. So what, she's just going to die from anemia??? ReallY???? After all of this last year of fighting so hard, hospice makes the decision she's going to die from anemia? I'm mad. Fighting mad now. After her surgery last year, they told here there was a BUNCH of chemo left for her to try. She's had three total. Now this week her onc says, nope, no more chemo, because her counts are so far down. So he says it's time for hospice. Now today, hospice tells us she cannot have a drain for her ascities, so it can be drained at home, and she can't have a blood transfusion if she needs one, they are BOTH considered 'active' treatment? Seriously? I call that kindness. Not active treatment. Chemo is active treatment. What the heck?