How do I cope with my father's recent transition? I didn't sign up for this.
I have been caring for my terminally ill father for 5 months now. He was in assisted living until his metastatic cancer got the best of him. he is on hospice and alomst lost him at the home. He made a fluke recovery and I decided to move him back to his home where I would care for him and allow him the dignity he deserved. I miss my family at home in another state terribly.
although bedridden and terribly overweight, my father and I would sit and talk lucidly or watch movies etc. Recently, there has been a change. He is more confused than normal, and tends to lash out or say mean things to me. I understand that he doesn't understand what he is doing, but I am starting to miss him already. He can't follow a sentence and he acts dopey all the time. Part of it may be the increase in pain meds we have had to implement, but I see this as a very frustrating and lonely road ahead. any suggestions on how I can cope with this rather than fall into a depression?