About 3 months ago after a bone marrow test, my husband was diagnosed with MDS: Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are conditions that can occur when the blood-forming cells in the bone marrow are damaged. This damage leads to low numbers of one or more type of blood cells. MDS is considered a type of cancer.
Our Doctor told him that his time was short and to prepare to leave this earth. For a period of time he was able to eat and take care of himself, but recently he experienced weakness and loss of appetite. When he could hardly walk, we asked the Doctor to set up Hospice.
We thought we could do care here at home with Hospice nurses once a week, until early this week I found him on the floor and he was unable to get up. His arms and legs were just too weak.
I called our Son-in-law Dennis and he came right over and helped him get into a chair. Hospice had not made the contact and we were considering a care home as I could not lift him.
This was happening a bit too fast.