My father was diagnosed with lung cancer that had spread to the spine at the start of July. HE had an operation to remove part of the tumour on his spine and alleviate the pressure. We have since learnt it has spread to the liver as well and he hasn’t been given weeks to maybe short months to live. It’s onviously been an incredibly challenging month but we are now (hopefully) at the point where we can bring him home. The OT will be coming here tomorrow morning. We have seen him decline a lot over the past month and we are desperate to get him off the ward and home where he can have more peace and hopefully we can give him the best end to his life possible.
I’m here really to gain some insight into others experiences so I can be of the most help to my father and to also prepare my mother. I don’t live with them but I am able to stay at their house for the next few weeks - I am 34 weeks pregnant so there may be a time when I can’t be here so I really want to make sure my mum feels empowered enough and able to give my father as good an ending as possible. It’s challenging because she isn’t always confident so I really want to know as much as possible.
We have the option of supplementing NHS care with private care, so I guess this might help.
If anyone is happy to talk about this with me, I would really appreciate it.
I adore my father, he has given me so much in my life, I want to be able to give him this.