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  1. It sounds like you did everything you could to honor your dad, relieve your mom’s worries, and ensure your dad could have a ‘good death.’ Tough work but sounds like you did an excellent job and must have been a comfort to your mother. Thanks for posting your story; a good model for others.

    • Thanks, Kadoo. We did our best. What I did learn is that the burden is on the patient or the patient’s family to request hospice–it wasn’t offered to us even though it would have been appropriate much earlier on. And I had to educate my family that hospice was not about “giving up” on Dad. Cheers, FN