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He is 82 years old, hallucinating and tremors and atrophic, am nervous. Dad has had liver cancer for the last 5 years even though it did not spread or grow it has left its damage, now he is hallucinating, high ammonia levels and it is atrophic, dr tolsd me today i might want to start considering hospice, dony know what to do , am nervous

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Sic - take a deep breath- what a hard time this must be for you. I think that you will find hospice workers wonderful and compassionate for your Dad and also for your family.
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Thank you so much
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In our area there are competing hospice companies. One which was involved in a family member's last days was terrible. Although it provided care for the terminally ill patient, it was biased and supported the caregiver who was emotionally unstable, and cooperated in preventing a sibling from visiting her own mother.

It provided a "minister" to officiate at the funeral. He was a buffoon, insulting, amateurish and the only benefit of his presence was that he was such an a** that I was too angered at his insult to our family to be crying over my relative's death.

I think he was a mail order minister, if even that. He certainly wasn't an ordained one.

When I saw that same company represented at an AAA Expo, I initiated a converation to see what I could find out about them, intending to list them in my files as a company to avoid. I learned that there are actually two hospices of the same name, with different ownerships and affiliations. The representative of the "good" company told me he was aware of the other company and its bad reputation.

So, Sic, if you choose hospice, do your homework. And you might also ask your father's oncologist about an estimated duration of life.

When you feel nervous and unsettled, perhaps you can calm yourself by thinking that by making good but tough decisions, you will be helping him through the most difficult stage of his life.
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Thank you so much god Bless and sorry for your loss
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Hospice can be very helpful. One thing I didn't understand is that in many places, there are several groups to choose from. If that's the case where you live, interview them and see which one best fits your needs. I'm so sorry you're going through this. I brought in hospice in the last few months of my dad's life after he'd been diagnosed with lung cancer. Their support was great and my dad passed away very peacefully when it was his time.
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Ammonia too high is kidneys shutting down and will cause hallucinations. Get Hospice. Hospice helped my daughter who just died. They have much better drugs for comfort and focus. That's right, focus. They have nurses and aides as you need them. Doctors come to you. People to lean on, to share the burden, to guide you through. You will not regret reaching out to them.
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