AliceT 2 months ago
Last Tuesday I watched my dad die at home. He had pancreatic cancer but through lack of linked up care in 4 different hospitals and various inaccurate advice about the pain (eg surgery recovery/pancreatitis) he was never given proper palliative care or support. He died after the most traumatic 8 days, still in denial and believing what consultants had advised him and with no plans in place or last words said.
He suffered from horrendous oral secretions on the syringe pump for 3 days. Harrowing and heartbreaking to watch. He was a gentleman, a good, kind man. Aged 74