Today is the day that Dad has decided that he will do no more chemo. He's become weak to the point of almost completely bedridden. Every day this week has shown extreme deterioration and more inability to function. Talking has become uncomfortable along with everything else. Just today I decided that visiting hours should be limited from 11am-2pm and 4pm-6pm are when people can come by to see dad. Please observe the "Nap in progress" sign and come back another time. But, at this rate, I am unsure how long visitors will be a good idea at all, so please stay posted.
I called Jocelyn, Dad's Oncology nurse and told her the situation and all of the goings on this week. I also explained that Dad was pretty die hard to still come and have his CT Scan read, though I and the family didn't see it being physically possible, comfortable or worth it. What would it change? Another round of chemo, which was supposed to be adminstered this coming Monday, would surely kill the man, painfully and fast.
Jocelyn got on the phone with Dad and explained her position (same as the family) and I think that's what Dad needed to hear. So the CT scan and upcomng oncology appointments have been canceled and Hospice will start tomorrow. It's a relief in a way, but now we have to work toward the end and that's really tough.