Jan 11, 2012 - 1:41 pm
Sorry if this sounds naive. My Wife and I are wanting to give remote moral support to her Cousin's carers who are his Wife and his elderly Mother who is a physician. He is in a pretty bad way after surviving skin melanoma nine years ago and a massive heart attack a few months ago and is now battling with advanced liver melanoma. He has just completed his first round of chemo and is wiped out despite being a great fighter. His carers must be pretty exhausted and out of synch.
In hospital cancer patients will often have their day structured by the hospital's routines. Is this desirable and if so should carers try to do the same in the home situation? Or should everything in the patient's life now be ad hoc and on demand. I presume drug administration should be kept to a schedule but what about everything else? Any thoughts you have, or pointers to expert resources of advice, will be much appreciated.