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by Dcoleman
Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: my heart is broken my dad has gone x
Replies: 98
Views: 40341

Re: Need some advice if possible !

Well its all very strange ...dad seems quite perky after having a couple if days of not really being awake. He was so sleepy it was difficult to get him to take his morphine but the last 2 days he is much more awake. Still gets a little bit confused and hasn't eaten now since Thurs before last but i...
by Dcoleman
Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: my heart is broken my dad has gone x
Replies: 98
Views: 40341

Re: Need some advice if possible !

The nurses are now coming in once a day to see dad...though today he seems to have rallied a little bit and not slept as much as normal. I think tomorrow they will start with the intravenous medicine. We are counting each day he is with us a blessing and enjoying chatting and reminiscing with him be...
by Dcoleman
Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Only 1 week left with my dad
Replies: 18
Views: 12482

Re: Only 1 week left with my dad

Thinking of you all at this terribly sad time. Take comfort that you were there for him ..I still have the feelings that you have at the moment to come and I am very scared. The fact that his suffering is over must give you such comfort and relief xx
by Dcoleman
Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Only 1 week left with my dad
Replies: 18
Views: 12482

Re: Only 1 week left with my dad

I can actually feel your pain. I too have only 1 maybe 2 left with my dad and it is truly heart breaking. Dad has had very similar symptoms. He is having trouble with his bowels and they are black yet he hasn't eaten for days. Is this one of the signs? Dad starts intravenous medication on Monday but...
by Dcoleman
Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: my heart is broken my dad has gone x
Replies: 98
Views: 40341

Re: Need some advice if possible !

So the hospice came today and were really good. They have organized for the district nurse to come in everyday as they were only coming in once a week but obviously he is progressing quite quickly now. They are coming in on Monday to give him his drugs intravenously it looks like there is about 3 di...
by Dcoleman
Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: my heart is broken my dad has gone x
Replies: 98
Views: 40341

Re: Need some advice if possible !

A quick update.in the past 10 days dad has gone down hill rapidly. He is now bed bound and is sleeping even more. He says he needs the toilet more often even though he isn't eating. He doesn't seem to sleep very peacefully and is quite twitchy. The doctor came to see him today and said she feels tha...
by Dcoleman
Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: my heart is broken my dad has gone x
Replies: 98
Views: 40341

Re: Need some advice if possible !

Just an update and maybe some body could tell me what might happen next. Dad is sleeping most of the time. He says if he lays in bed it is some where he feels safe. He has lost so much weight now and is really only having his fortisip drinks and his favourite tizer. Everything else he says tastes st...
by Dcoleman
Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: my heart is broken my dad has gone x
Replies: 98
Views: 40341

Re: Need some advice if possible !

So the update.....dad seems a bit brighter ( if that's what I can call it!!). The morphine has made a massive difference. He is much less breathless and he has started eating a little food. Only very small amounts though like a Couple of spoons of mash potato or a cup of soup. But anything is better...
by Dcoleman
Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: my heart is broken my dad has gone x
Replies: 98
Views: 40341

Re: Need some advice if possible !

Thankyou Beeand cate Today Dads bed arrived and it is lovely and I'm sure he will be very comfortable. The oral morphine that he has been given seems to have really helped his breathlessness. This was the main reason to get the bed downstairs for him. It seems to have made him more comfortable now a...
by Dcoleman
Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: my heart is broken my dad has gone x
Replies: 98
Views: 40341

Re: Need some advice if possible !

There are so many questions you want to ask and I often do. But sometimes they don't have the answers I want to hear. Had a visit from the hospice and they have now put dad onto oral morphine instead of tramadol. Dad is now struggling with the stairs so we have contacted the hospice to ask for a bed...
by Dcoleman
Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: my heart is broken my dad has gone x
Replies: 98
Views: 40341

Re: Need some advice if possible !

I spoke to the hospice and they asked what medication he is on I said tramadol. She said he needs some sort of opiuts to help with his breathing and that I need to phone the nhs doctor which is now out of hours! He says it feels very tight in the top of his chest and his voice sounds weird. He can't...
by Dcoleman
Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: my heart is broken my dad has gone x
Replies: 98
Views: 40341

Re: Need some advice if possible !

No.my mum and partner are here too.i just feel like I'm being an inconvenience by contacting the hospice if it's not necessary.
by Dcoleman
Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: my heart is broken my dad has gone x
Replies: 98
Views: 40341

Re: Need some advice if possible !

Dad seems to have quite severe breathlessness now. I gave read that pc can mean that there are blood clots on the lung or pulmonary embolism should I be concerned and phone the hospice I'm not sure what I should do x
by Dcoleman
Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: my heart is broken my dad has gone x
Replies: 98
Views: 40341

Re: Need some advice if possible !

Thank you cate. Dad had a better day today he is now taking tramadol regularly which seems to be helping with the pain. He managed a cup of soup as well which isn't much but is better than nothing I guess. He managed to stay out of bed for longer as well today which is good. I decided that we embrac...
by Dcoleman
Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: my heart is broken my dad has gone x
Replies: 98
Views: 40341

Re: Need some advice if possible !

I wasn't with dad when the man from the hospice came. I'm not sure that dad tells him everything which doesn't help. I feel like I'm being a nuisance when I phone them. Should I phone them again do you think ?

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