• How to tell patient he is out of time?

    Asked by dogs on Sunday, August 18, 2013

    How to tell patient he is out of time?

    My husband is running out of time with Mantle Cell Lymphoma. When do we tell him?

    4 Answers from the Community

    4 answers
    • alivenwell's Avatar

      It's a tough question. Some people outlive their expected time. Maybe there are research facilities that can study his situation.
      Personally, I had one friend who assisted others in their grief of a lost one. That friend died, but it kept his mind busy.

      almost 8 years ago
    • ladyhawk's Avatar

      sometimes we really don;t need to say anything, you would be surprise to know how many folks already know their quest. instead of counting the days,, enjoy the rest of the days with his fav things,people,foods, etc. God Bless!

      almost 8 years ago
    • Schlegel's Avatar

      Tell him you love him and always will. Talk about the joys you've shared together including children. Be specific. Tell him what a great husband he has been. Laugh about the times either of you behaved like a jerk. This is one way to say good-bye. A lot of times a person knows when the end is near, not always. I just lost a friend early this morning. A month ago he was talking to his wife about when he gets better.

      almost 8 years ago
    • cam32505's Avatar

      I would assume that the doctors would tell the patient, because patients have a right to know their own conditions. But, if the patient isn't aware, they probably should be made aware just in case they have things that are unfinished. Sometimes, near the end of life, people lose their mental capacity and might say or do things they wouldn't do normally, so it would be best if they were aware of their disease progression.

      almost 8 years ago

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