Donna always has such beautiful tags.
Well the doctor was straight forward and honest. Really nice, but said right out front that they would not be able to cure her pancreatic cancer. He is 99% certain that is what it is. They would only be certain if they biopsied it and he thinks that would be really hard on her. He doesn't recommend chemo or radiation either. If she was younger and stronger maybe but the treatment would be very hard for her to take at her age. She says she doesn't want her last months to be spent sick. She just wants to make sure she is kept as pain free as possible. So then he told her to get on hospice and start thinking about a nursing home. We told him we would be moving in when the time came which seemed to surprise him, but it worked with my FIL. My son stayed here and took care of this house. He said it could be as long as 6 months, maybe longer but my gut says it won't be that long. She is down 2 more pounds.
When we got home hospice called within 1/2 hour which was a shock. I guess I was expecting that to take some time also. They are coming out in the morning. I am hoping we get the nurse that came out to visit my FIL as I used to work with her and we are friends.
So now we start the nightmare all over again with another loved one. Sometimes I feel the best thing I ever did was become a nurse so I could do something to repay the people I love for everything they have done for me and meant to me.