Saturday Rachael and I took Dad off the TPN (IV nutrition) and switched his care to palliative or hospice. Dad is still at The Crescent but now he is just receiving pain medication to keep him comfortable. As difficult as this decision was for us, we firmly believe it was the right one for Dad.
The doctor talked to us on Friday and stated that she was officially declaring Dad “failure to thrive” which is a fancy way of saying he is not going to get any better. Dad’s living will he declared that he did not want extra measures taken to keep him alive if his medical status was terminal.
So now it is just a matter of waiting. Rachael and I will keep you posted as arrangements are made when the time comes.
Please share this information with anyone you feel should be told. Dad was not a good as Mom in writing down friends addresses, emails, etc.