As you know, my dad has had failing health the last few years. He was diagnosed with colon cancer a little over 6 years ago. Four of those years were pretty decent, all things considered.
The last two have been more challenging. And the last few months have seen significant decline.
We are now nearing the end of his fight. No more chemo– just palliative care at this point. He’s at home and has hospice care. It isn’t full time yet, as he’s still able to get around some.
But he’s slowing down and having trouble breathing, etc. Sleeping a lot. Not really eating. Thankfully there isn’t much pain.
Right now it’s about trying to maximize his comfort.
I’m trying to be here with him as much as possible. I have a computer so I can still do some work. But because his journey is unscripted, we aren’t sure how long he has. Which makes me worry as I don’t have endless vacation days to use.
I probably won’t post much more about this until it’s over. I just thought I should post some sort of update.