My Dad had two glioblastoma tumors removed in April. Long story short, he is fading now. He's home and on hospice. He has never addressed the fact that he is dying and has asked me twice now, in recent weeks, when is he going to be better? I don't know how to answer him.
I've danced around the issue a couple of times, in that I've asked him about the afterlife and does he believe there is one. But I've not asked him directly if he knows he's dying and not sure I should. He hallucinates a lot now and I am worried that if he hasn't addressed the fact that he is dying himself, that my questions will be unnecessarily upsetting to him.
Do I just humor him? I can say, "Soon, Dad," without lying. What have others done in this situation?