denise8440 Posted February 12, 2009 Share Posted February 12, 2009 My father in law has taken a turn. He stopped treatment for recurrent lung cancer stage IV in 5/08...started hospice in 7/08..he remained stable until 2-1/2 weeks ago. Suddenly, he became weak, stopped eating solid food, and is bedridden. He sips on juice and water, drinks one Ensure, and sleeps about 20 hours per day. The hospice doctor made a visit on Friday and said that basically he's going to waste away since he needs all the energy he has just to breathe. His body is making the decision to breathe or digest...and breathing is it. That's why he has no appetite and the thought of solid food is repulsive to him. He's down to 110 lbs and it's simply heartbreaking to see him like this. The doctor is reluctant to give us any idea how much time he has. Any thoughts on this subject are appreciated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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