Sep 27, 2012 - 1:55 am
Wife finished radiation two weeks ago. At the last appointment, the oncologist told me that there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of results. He was ordering hospice in order to help us. My wife looked awful and sounded worse, so I understand.
The last week or so she has maintained as far as her condition goes. Maybe the appetite and walking have gotten worse, but the radiation has helped in some small areas: tonight her speech improved a bit and she has a bit more color on her face. Still, she can't walk and she continues to lose weight.
Has anyone seen a hospice patient 'bounce back' a little before going down hill again, while in on hospice care? How long? Emotionally speaking, the worst part is not being able to plan that well. I have come to terms that she will not live, but now see small signs of improvement. And on top of this, I'm meeting with the mortuary tomorrow. I hate the 'no man's land' I'm currently in. As mean as it sounds, I just want this over with. I can't take it for much longer. I am all over the place, mentally.