I just wanted to update y’all regarding my dad. He was moved to the hospice ward at the hospital yesterday. I’m sure you understand the implications of that.
He was hospitalized last week with pneumonia, and he has gotten progressively weaker. He’s been unable to swallow so he was being fed though a tube in his nose to his stomach. That’s a short term solution and they wanted to insert a tube directly through his stomach. In his condition that’s a risky surgery, but necessary given the alternative. Against my advice, he declined the surgery.
So, the goal of Hospice is to keep the patient comfortable. I’ve not given up hope that he will regain the ability to swallow and can take nourishment by mouth. If not, well, he’ll just fade away.
Sorry to be sharing this sad news, but thought you’d want to know.
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