Thank you ladies for your input. I do appreciate it. Yeah, I think it is time for some help. I will check with her Onc. about it this week. My neighbor across the street lost her Mother a few months ago very abruptly and she has been a big help in talking with me and listening to her experience. I have also been in communication with Joy, which has been a blessing. This is a tough time but I have had time to get used to this and right now I am just leaning on God. That is helping. I wish we all lived in the same town, I would come over and we could have some hot tea and talk. Take care, Dusti
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Sent: Monday, May 08, 2000 7:17 PM
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Dusti, Nancy P. knows much about Hospice; so she will be a big help to you on this one. I am writing to tell you how very sorry I am of your news. I will privately send you some good information to help you through all this. Please dear heart, hang tough, love you, lillian.
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From: Barham, Dusti # IHTUL
Sent: Monday, May 08, 2000 12:43 PM
Subject: [MOL] Monday
Hi Molers. The oncologist has taken my Mom off of chemo for good. At first, I thought it was only going to be a month but now he is saying that it is for good. Mom is sleeping about 18-20 hours a day now. I'm not sure when to take off work? Could this go on for months? She now weighs 135 but just a couple weeks ago it was 142. My sister thinks that she will go within a month but I don't know. At what point do I call hospice? I go home every day to fix her lunch and then she sleeps until I get home at night. She is able to walk to the bathroom so do I even need hospice? What does hospice do except administer medicine, give baths, serve meals? Does anyone have any experience in this? I feel sort of numb about all of this. I just want to make sure I do all of the stuff that I am supposed to do.