Oct 24, 2012 - 11:11 pm
Talked to my wife's doctor over the phone today (he wants me to check in with him once a week). My wife has been deterioriating after some short relief due to radiation.
Since she is no longer improving, and her days are sad and miserable, her doctor told me to take her off steroids (decadron). He said the steroids are basically what's keeping her going right now and it could go on for a long time. But her quality of life just sucks, so he advised taking her off steroids cold turkey so she will sleep more and more and pass sooner then later.
It's a hard thing to digest but he's 100% correct. Keeping her alive with drugs is not fair to her.
Has anyone experienced this?