Hi Tom. My son also has stage four terminal cancer. It's truly awful. I can only guess at how hard it must be for you with your brother going through this. I watch my daughter struggle with the terrifying future facing her brother. It's just shit. ( sorry for swearing but it's truly so rotten and tough when young people get cancer). I can't offer any great words of advice as I am a basket case much of the time, trying to be brace, holding the family together, looking after my beautiful boy ( aged 35) but just wanting to scream and yell and this stinking disease. At least Tom you can know there are people out there who hear you and can empathise with you. Cath
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Hello Ben. Cath here. My son has advancer stage four bowel cancer and it's terrible but I want to congratulate you for doing what you are for your dear dad. When my dad developed cancer my siblings and I took turns to live at his house and care for him. We did it in pairs ( sometimes siblings or our partners etc). In the end two were needed to help Dad toileting, washing etc. . In the end Dad died in his own home with us with him. You are doing an amazing job. Be clear with the palliative care nurses re what you need. The local chemist may also be very helpful and you could perhaps go and see your dad's doctor ( take a list) with questions. Your dad is very lucky to have you. Those nights can be lonely and frightening when dealing with what you are. At the least, knowing there are others out there who understand and care for what you are going through, might, I hope, help a little. PS. Try to have a nap during the day when your dad sleeps or you will wear yourself out. Cath
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