This site was a tremendous help and the beginning of our journey.
Everyone is different but when I was going through it I wanted examples of timelines.
Here is ours:
12/4/2012 hubby had cancerous tumor removed from his kidney.
6/25/2014 Stage 4 advanced and aggressive.
6/25/2020 oncologist said treatment is no longer working. Hospice came to our house to register him.
07/09/2020 oxygen use daily.
9/29/2020 He was still independent, walking, talking, driving, showering all on his own.
10/10 started using wheelchair
10/13 hospital bed delivered
10/23 hospice nurse said she will start visiting twice a week.
10/24 mind still alert with a little confusion.
10/26 last bowel movement. started soft food diet.
10/30 a.m. 2 oz pudding/last meal; last time he spoke.
10/30 nurse assessed not active.
10/30 4:00 p.m. not communicating/just mumbles.
10/31 nurse assessed not active dying
11/1 4:00 p.m. nurse assessed he is now active dying; She recommended inpatient hospice to make him more comfortable. They could make him comfortable and release him back home.
7:00 p.m. they transported him.
10:00 p.m. the nurse said he could be here 2 more weeks but there are no guarantees. she urged me to go home and get some sleep. I had been giving him comfort meds every 3-4 hours for about 48 hours.
11:00 p.m. I got home while his daughter stayed.
11/2 2:00 a.m. passed away
Sending much love and light on everyone's journey.
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