Wednesday, February 27, 2013
My FIL is in the final stages of Alzheimer's and been in a nursing home for over a year and a half. He went in the hospital a couple of weeks ago for throwing up some blood and blood in the stool. They thought that he had a small bleeding ulcer that was aggravated by a stomach bug going around. Got some fluids in him and he got better and went back to the home.
Yesterday he went back in with more bleeding and today they did a CAT scan and the results were bad. He has a hole in his stomach and the contents are filling his abdomen. They could so surgery but not sure if he would make it and it would be a huge cut down his abdomen.
DH talked it over with his brother and they both agreed surgery would not improve his quality of life so they made the decision to let nature take its course. I know that is what my FIL would have wanted but it was a tough decision.
So the doctor said that it would not be long then. Now the DH is trying to get ahold of his sister and his aunt to let them know.
It was a tough tough decision but I think it was the right one. We are for quality of life, not quantity.