A field guide for men who are supporting their wife or significant other in becoming free of cancer. Especially when they are hit by a stroke in mid-treatment. I outline the process and experiences, and offer tips and hints for others. My dear wife, Meagan, died from Stage 4 melanoma cancer.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
midnight and 6am medication plan
Hospice was here today and got me all set up with being able to personally deliver intravenous medications. Hospice does not "do" anything. They train you. Because of her nausea we are now giving her steroids and one anti-nausea medication via IV push. It takes about 15 minutes to do it. There is a lot of sanitizing and careful prep involved. The benefit is she won't throw up these meds. The cost is my time and sleep. I also still have to try to get some meds down orally. It's not working too well today - so we may need to change over more to IV. Or suppository. She will not like that.....