Thursday, May 19, 2011
Thank you all for your support - Pop decided this morning that he's had enough. I have known it was coming for months now. Dialysis 3X week isn't easy. And taking 15 medicines daily is a chore. Even getting the Fistula was rough on him - 3 surgeries to get it right. He just doesn't "bounce back" anymore.
He decided and I will not fight him. Hospice comes tomorrow to talk and evaluate him. One day at a time. I figure he has time to change his mind until next week - after Monday it will no longer be reversible I fear. He is just always too tired and he misses Mom more every day. He deserves to be able to decide for himself and to leave this world with as much dignity as possible.
I believe in quality of life. Sadly, at 88 he no longer has much quality in life left to him.