Hubby Update - Palliative Care

5 years ago
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Hubby was moved to MD Anderson’s Palliative Care unit on Sunday, Oct. 21. Palliative Care focuses on aggressive treatment of symptoms with the goal of improving the quality of life for the patient.

Hopefully Palliative Care will get Hubby stabilized and his pain under control. The goal is to bring Hubby home for at home hospice care. Last Tuesday Dr. Garrett, his oncologist, said Hubby is looking at weeks, maybe months left. The cancer is too advanced.

Right now I’ve not been working hardly at all. I’ve been up at MD Anderson meeting with a variety of doctors and specialists and making a gazillion phone calls. I have delegated some of that to family on both sides.

The reason for the at home hospice care is I want Hubby and Charlie to have more time together. Even if Charlie is just playing with his Hot Wheels and NASCARs on the floor next to Hubby. It is difficult to get Charlie up to the hospital during the week between school, homework, dinner and bedtime.

Please continue to keep our family in your prayers. Pray for Charlie as he is trying to understand what is going on. Pray for me as I try to explain it. Pray for us to find peace in what will be our “new” normal.

Elizabeth

@texasebeth  and My Life, such as it is....

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