My prayers go out to you and your family. I echo Bill comment about hospice. These people are special and provide so much more than medical care. My Oncologies has suggested that we look at RT at specific bone locations in the future in my case. He stated that it would help with the pain.
Your father is a very brave man. He is doing what he can to ease yours and your mothers pain by "taking it like a man". I saw this with my father. But he doesn't have to with all that is out there to help relieve any suffering that is is going through. I know in my case, my wife would take the bull by the horns and get something for me. Pain can cloud judgement and weaken the spirit. Take charge.
Please keep us all informed. I am like Barry, I don't really know much about the late stages. But I really want to know more and will offer anything I can to make your fathers journey easier. You are in our prayers and I will see that the prayer chain starts from here.
Be at peace,
Walt (war Eagle)
PSA 43 7/2005
Biopsy 12/14 Gleason 7 & 9
Divinci 9/2005 - spread to bladder
HT - 10/2005 (Eligard every 6 months)
RT - 10/2005 (38 treatments)
PSA 0.12 to 1.9 2/2007
Bone Scan and CT 4/2007
Spread to Spine (L4 & T5), rib, and pelvis
Zometa infusions 4/2007
PSA 4.9 8/2007
PSA 4.9 9/2007
"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"