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PennyS 6 months ago
Hi , sorry to hear that your Dad is unwell. Its understandable that you were shocked at how different he looked , physical appearance can change dramatically ecspecially when someone loses weight .
Over the next few months your Dad will deteriorate ,this is usually a gradual deterioration . He will get weaker and may need to sleep more and may lose more weight . You may notice that he doesnt want to eat or drink as much . He may become jaundiced and get itchy skin . Our website has information on this and if at anytime you or your family would like to talk to someone you can phone our Support line .
Its a very difficult time for you all and if you cant be together at the end you and your family may want to consider doing things now to help support each other and communicate , you may want to consider face time calls to your Dad , write him a letter , send photos and maybe have one of you contact him each day, maybe set up face time via zoom so that you are all with him ,you could record messages to him so that your Mum can play them to him.
Penny , Support line nurse
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