For anyone who is afraid of the term "Hospice" I was once like that too. The Dr's recently told my Mom that there is nothing else they can do for my Dad. He is 73 and has Cirrhosis of the Liver and continues to drink. We have watched him continue to degrade physically but his mind is still good most of the time.
I was sick to my stomach when Mom called Hospice. I thought that meant we were going to start the death watch. I could not have been more wrong. They were wonderful!! They are providing my mother the help she needs to keep Dad at home and comfortable and to help him keep as much indepencence and dignity as possible. I do know that my father will die soon but Hospice has provided so much relief (emotionally, physically and spiritually) that I feel that our prayers have been aswered. I felt the need to post this to help anyone else who is having to consider that it is time for hospice.
Iam no longer angry with my father, I just want to spend as much time with him as possible and want him to be comfortable in his own home as long as possible. I hope everyone has a blessed new year!