Thursday, January 21, 2016

Here is the problem without judging the doctors.  There are only a handful of doctors in the U.S. with the clinical experience needed to treat a 94 year old soon to be 95.  There is a lot of experimentation.  Every time the primary says he is ready to be moved to rehab, the situation gets worse.  Today is a really bad day.
I think the majority of the family is ready that he is made comfortable, while ending any treatment which may lead to cure.  There is no cure for a body which is ready to stop functioning.
Toxic medications only make the liver and kidneys weaker.  Then they have to do other things to protect the liver and kidneys. I am hopeful the doctor will agree to meet with select family members to make the call. 
With the exception of possibly one person I think the family is on board that if it is the dad's wishes to be made comfortable and nothing more, that is what will happen. 
Trust me, I know my sister.  If he passes, she will meet him and then say, what took you so long?  He has said he desperately wants to be with my sister.  I think within 24 hours of stopping all treatment he will be with my sister.  He has earned his peace and it is time he be allowed to collect.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have read some of your posts concerning your brother and it touches my heart. I pray to Our Almighty Lord and Savior for your brother and his family in this time of need. I also pray for you because I can feel your pain and anguish.
Bless you and yours.