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    Other Care (Hospice): My mom is about to receive in-home hospice care. Her health is rapidly declining and I'm not sure what to expect.

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      Hollis_Walker

      Hi, Katie. I am so sorry to hear about your mother's condition. It's always so hard when a parent is dying. I have experience as a hospice chaplain. Usually, hospice care is among the best care a person can get. The goal is always to keep the patient as comfortable as possible and to support the family during the process. People who do hospice work are generally very dedicated; serving the dying is not "just a job" for them. I hope that you find this to be true with your Mom's care.

      about 2 years ago
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      Gabba

      My experience having hospice for my mother was one of the most important times of my life. The nurses guided us through everything step by step...they were "spot on" in terms how things would progress. My mother did not suffer and at the end I held her hand, wiped her brow and let her go knowing we had done everything we possibly could to allow her to go
      peacefully and with dignity. I pray you and your mother have as much comfort as my family did. God bless you all.

      about 2 years ago
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    I'm terrified the infusions won't work, and my mother will die. The worst part is that I live 3,000 miles away and I can't do anything about it, not even be with her. She insists I stay where I am, but if it's bad, I'm going home.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Infusions): My mom is now taking infusions once a month to stop the cancer from spreading further. Won't know if the treatment is effective until September. If her next pet scan is bad...she may die.

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    Oh No (Cancer has spread/Metastasized): The pills didn't work. Her cancer spread to her bones and other organs.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Targeted therapy): The doctor prescribed my mother pills to stop the cancer from spreading further.