KerryToo Posted March 5, 2005 Share Posted March 5, 2005 This is my 4th parent/in-law with NSCLC in the past 5 1/2 years. My FIL was diagnosed with NSCLC in January 05. We just found out today that he is Stage IV, and the oncologist is saying that Hospice is necessary already. He has pleural effusion with cancer cells in the fluid. We had to admit him to the hospital 4 days ago due to failing health, weakness, inability to eat, sleep, etc. They are drawing a pint of fluid from his lung in the morning and it returns by evening for another draw. This has gone on for 5 days now - I think he deserves and needs *peace*. Today we were told that he needs to go to Hospice care or in-patient Hospice care. It is amazing how fast this has occurred....but not really - because he has been feeling lousy for about 4-5 months. He refused to go to the doctor and now it is too late. Sorry such a negative post - but wanted to give an update. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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