Meghan Doyle
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Caregiver to my grandpa. Could hospice affected his passing?
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My grandfather passed Friday, September 8th at 12:21am.He suffered from stage 4 lung cancer. He was diagnosed last August and refused chemo and radiation. My grandmother is 82 and has trouble caring…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frances Koonce Aug 6, 2018.

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Frances Koonce replied to Meghan Doyle's discussion Caregiver to my grandpa. Could hospice affected his passing?
"I am so very sorry about this Virginia. If you were having issues like me, you were not getting any rest and you had to do so many things like explain everything to each new doctor or nurse that came into the room, make sure they were giving her the…"
Aug 6, 2018
Virginia G replied to Meghan Doyle's discussion Caregiver to my grandpa. Could hospice affected his passing?
"Frances, I must have been in shock in the hospital, and I didn’t talk to the doctors like I normally had because I didn’t like what they were saying.  I had been the one over the last four years at all the appointments asking the…"
Aug 5, 2018
Frances Koonce replied to Meghan Doyle's discussion Caregiver to my grandpa. Could hospice affected his passing?
"My heart goes out to you Virginia as it was a difficult decision for me to make concerning my mother too.  She could not keep physically going back to the ER for congestive heart failure among other things. I talked to my sisters and we decided…"
Aug 5, 2018
Virginia G replied to Meghan Doyle's discussion Caregiver to my grandpa. Could hospice affected his passing?
"It’s not so great when the palliative doctor tells you it will make the heart work less hard, that sounded like a good thing to me, but doesn’t tell you it can speed things up.  I want to kill myself for switching to palliative care…"
Jul 31, 2018
Virginia G replied to Meghan Doyle's discussion Caregiver to my grandpa. Could hospice affected his passing?
"Meghan if you’re still a member let me know.  I can relate to your story unfortunately."
Jul 28, 2018
Dennis C. replied to Meghan Doyle's discussion Caregiver to my grandpa. Could hospice affected his passing?
"Meghan I am so sorry for your loss. And your entire experience in this terrible loss. I was the main caregiver for my father in law. He had Alzheimer’s and his situation was a long agonizing experience. At the end, he was in hospice at home…"
Oct 20, 2017
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I'm Meghan, i'm 25 years old.
About my Loss:
I recently lost my grandfather to stage 4 lung cancer. I'm mourning the loss, but what is eating me up inside is the way he passed. I was his caregiver through hospice for 3 days.

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