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    baldwime asked a questionBone Cancer

    Hospice comes tomorrow....

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      Just love your grandmother and spend as much time with her as possible, especially in the early days. Later on, she will be more sedated and unable to communicate with you as much. Create a journal or something of this experience, obviously with 6 recurrances, she has something to say. Bone cancer is quite painful, but hospice will keep adjusting her medicine to make her comfortable. I just lost my mother last year and she was only in hospice for 5 days. I think you might have longer than that with your grandmother. Good luck, and bless you for wanting to be there for your grandmother.

      over 5 years ago
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      HOSPICE is wonderful. They will give Roxonol liquid under the tongue which helps a lot with pain and also other things for breakthrough pain. The beds are GREAT. They have CNA'S that come 3 times a week to help with showers and stuff as well as Pastors etc. They will help YOU and HER immensely....Can't tell you HOW wonderful they are.
      A Big Hug for all the Hospice Workers TODAY!

      over 5 years ago
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      Both my mother & father used hospice when they weren't going to get better. The nurses were GREAT - they explained everything, described what might or might not happen at the end (so we wouldn't be afraid or panicked) & were even on call for our questions. They got us everything my parents needed - hospital bed, bedside commode, oxygen, medications for comfort. What's truly amazing was that it was all FREE. Since one of my sisters & I are nurses, we felt comfortable giving the meds as needed - they actually leave a little kit of different drugs that can be used for things like pain, nausea, restlessness & confusion. Nothing needs to be injected so they're easy to give. Both my parents were no longer alert so the emotional support was mostly directed at us to help us accept what was happening. They even called the coroner & funeral home & helped us (the living) deal with our emotions. We didn't feel alone at the end, they made things a little easier. Best of all, it allowed our parents to die at home, in familiar surroundings with our family together. HOSPICE IS GREAT !!!

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    Other Care (Hospice): She fell in the kitchen because her legs are unable to hold her up anymore. The doctor determined she will never walk again because the cancer is progressing. They have hospice coming in to give her a catheter and hospital bed in the living room.