ginnyde Posted July 8, 2004 Share Posted July 8, 2004 Earl came home by ambulance this afternoon. The hospice nurse met us at the house. The doctors feel that there are hundreds of brain tumors and that the liver tumors are causing the extreme fatigue and weakness. He is in a hospital bed in our family room with a view of the deck and trees and when not snoozing he is watching the food network, go figure. The hospital bed was broken, side wouldn't stay up. The nurse and I could not get him out the bed for it to be fixed, so we had to call the police for 'lift assist.' Police said they would do it any time. Hospice said that we really need some type of help here at the house or Earl should go to a hospice facility. Well that's not happening. This is his home and he will stay here. So I am calling all over the place to get an LPN or certified caregiver or something. Hospice sends a health aide mon to fri to bath him etc. but the nurse will not be back until tues. Seems like a long time. I also need to find where I can buy hospital gowns or something similar because I think anything on his back that wrinkles up would be uncomfortable. So we embark on another leg of this journey. I pray that he is peaceful and comfortable. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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