Hospice Care is primarily comfort care.Ronnie was not going to beat this cancer so he had no therapeutic treatment. Mild pain meds were all he needed to keep him comfortable initially.
The growth of the tumors in his brain were causing confusion and memory issues for Ronnie which were evident at his original diagnosis. The doctors in the first hospital prescribed dexamethasone, a steroid which helped with inflammation and slowed the growth of his brain cancer. The hospice doctors decided to continue this treatment and it made a huge difference in his ability to think, reason, and remember for several months.
All things considered Ronnie’s care was adequate for his needs for about 3 months. We were rocking along.