So my dad ended up in hospital over weekend with another bad flair up. Even being on predisone this last week wasn't helping. Sunday he said he was ready. Confused by that statement I asked what he meant. He says he's ready to go to hospital and ready to stop treatment. Went to hospital and after three days there, other then the severe copd they found nothing else wrong and basically said there was no other treatments to use for him. They can keep pumping with more predisone or anti biotics, but they haven't worked. I have to believe his lung function is even lower then the 17% he was told last year since he's had 3 flair ups since then. Coming home no longer an option. His weight is below 100# which freaked me out when then said his weight. I knew he was losing because how hard it's been to eat for him. So we are meeting with hospice people tomorrow morning. Not sure what to expect, but he seems comfortable with his decision at this point. "If you can't breath you can't do anything" has been his go to statements for the last year. I haven't seen the man smile or be happy in I don't know how long. So I'm getting more and more content with this all and knowing he will be at peace and smiling in a much better place. No more pain and suffering. I'll be with him as close to 24/7 right til the end.
Any words or experience to share with the whole hospice situation and what to expect would be appreciated.
Hope everyone is well, and if I'm not on here rest of week, happy Easter to everyone!