oooo 1 year ago
Father currently in hospital with cancer spreading and has been given a couple of months to live. He's asked to be taken out of hospital as soon as he's stabilised, but he's adamant that he does not want to go home. He's made a list of a few places he wants to go live out his final days.
Unfortunately, there are so many challenges, such as:
- They are all in other countries and far away from us so we would not be able to visit regularly if at all.
- It would be impossible to rent a place and have them agree to us modifying it for a terminally ill cancer patient, let alone wanting to have someone come and die there.
- No chance of buying we just don't have the money, and he knows this.
- Arranging medication, medical support, nurses would be impossible or insanely expensive.
They're all just non-starters.
What can we do? We can say no to it all and crush his spirits. We can say yes, but we just can't deliver. Fine to stall for a bit saying something like we're working on it, but if he lives further than the couple of months, we can't keep stalling and then we're just lying to him.