On Wednesday my Mom and I took my Dad to
see his oncologist for a checkup.
She hadn't seen him for awhile, as she was
out herself due to a family medical emergency.
She was quite shocked at how he had gone downhill :-(
On her advice, we decided not to schedule any more radiation.
She also said it was time for home Hospice services.
A hospice nurse came to the house yesterday.
What a wonderful, caring service this is.
They filled out a lot of paperwork,
assessed his well being and pain levels,
and let us know what all they will do.
They really take all the worry of final days of your loved ones
off of the caregivers.
The primary goal now is to keep his pain levels
as low as possible.
My parents have always treated themselves
to monthly pedicures.
Of course this month's was impossible for my Dad.
So, the wonderful lady that does theirs,
came to the house to pamper my Dad a bit.
He slept through the whole thing,
but she massaged his hands, feet, legs, and head.
I think I saw him smile in his sleep.
We're happy that he will hopefully be kept comfortable here at home.
George is winding his last few weeks in Modoc, SC.
It's been raining a lot so the gatehouse hasn't opened
on the weekends.
He's been helping in other ways though.
We're still unsure if I'm going to be able to get back to work at Amazon.
George will be able to get there on his own,
and we've heard that only one worker needs to work to get the site paid for.
So for now, that's looking like the plan.
My cousin is coming next week from Morro Bay to visit and help out a bit.
It will be nice to see her, as we make some more preparations.
Thanks again for all your thoughts and prayers.