My dad was diagnosed two weeks ago with pancreatic cancer. The main symptom that brought him to the hospital was fluid buildup in the abdomen. Lab tests of the fluid indicated the likely presence of cancer and followup scopes confirmed that. The doctor declared it inoperable and likely having started in the pancreas (though not 100% sure?).
He had one round of chemo. The oncologist determined that further chemo wouldn't help. So, he's now in hospice. Not eating. Drinking little. Getting weak.
A family member declared that he should have an IV for nutrition. Which opened up doubt. So, now I'm wondering if we were right in just going along with everything the doctors and hospice said to do. Are we doing all we can for my dad?? Is it right that he should be in hospice, or should we have challenged things along the way somewhere??