90 year old dad broke hip 01/13, did well with rehab, had gall bladder removed 3/4/13, had delirium after surgery, now clear, discovered hernia filled with just fluid, no surgery needed. Has congestive heart failure and kidney failure, they are trying to keep lungs clear and kidneys functioning, but he is miserable. He will not eat. Has been in hospital since 3/4 (now 3/19).Told me a few hours ago he is trying to figure out how to die, doesn't want to wake up one more morning.
His doctor in the hospital keeps changing. The nurses keep changing. They have changed his room and hospital floor about 7 times in 2 weeks. They have called a chaplain to go talk to him. Doctor doesn't want to use antidepressants due to potential side effects with the other meds. Will some kind of morphine help this situation? He is perfectly lucid now; he can make his own decisions. What advice does anyone have for me? Thanks in advance.