Hello, I just joined HW.com in the hopes of getting a better understanding of what my husband is going through and what I can expect to care for him. Briefly, approx. 1-yr ago during our yearly physical, we were sent for stress tests to get a picture of our heart under stress to use as a baseline for the future. My husband's tests came back well, but the xray picture showed a funny spot in the background. This triggered CAT Scan, then PET Scan and then biopsy of his sterum and finally a pathology report identifying the sterum as extremely busy cancer cells rapidly multiplying and moving on. Node on his lung that indicated lung cancer. Diagnosed as Metastized Adenocarcinoma. Two oncologists were seen, one said 6-12 months and the other 5-11 months prognosis. No radiation because there is no pain, no surgery because there is nothing to remove, no tumors. Told this is one of the fastest moving cancers with approx. 98% death rate within 1 year. I am caring for him at home and we are doing quality life care. He has suddenly become extremely weak over the past month, and sleeps 20 of the 24 hours per day. I don't know what to expect, and I'm afraid everytime he falls asleep he won't wake up. Does anyone have any information as to how long someone can exist in this condition. I just want to be there when he passes, so I'm afraid of falling asleep. I still work to keep up the insurance and earn money, but I can't be home all the time. One of the children has moved in to help, but it is so difficult to judge. The doctors tell me it's apparent his liver is failing, and he may need to go to the hospital for a few days, but would be able to come home. Any information would be appreciated.