vickyS1983 1 year ago
hi Im new here and looking for some support / advise. My dad was told 4 years ago he had max 12 months to live. He has esophagus cancer and liver however the liver one is secondary and has to this point never advanced !
he has a PEG feed line. he was able to eat small amounts of soft food but in recent weeks he has a blockage so he is sick if he eats or drinks anything. we saw his consultant last week whom has changed his sickness tablets to see if this helps but dad is refusing to eat or drink anything as he doesnt want to be sick which i totally understand.
my main concern is his mental state. he is 64 and was extremely active loved doing his own thing. He lives with his wife but all 5 children visit him regularly. Hes ok with us going there but doesnt want to leave the house or see anyone other than us. He doesnt even want to see his grandchildren although he has very much lived his own life so wasnt as close to them as I would have liked. He has children the same age as his grandchildren. He is extremely withdrawn and has no interest in anything i feel like he is just sitting waiting to pass. is this normal or you know what ever normal is.