My brother had been diagnosed 20 months ago with a rare form of liver cancer. In Feb 2021 he was told he had weeks to live he spent 8 weeks in the Macmillan Unit in Antrim Area hospital, many of the same nurses and doctors that cared for my mum in 2018.
The team where exceptional special: shout out to Dr. Thomas, Davy and McCann as well as nurses, Marie, shinny, bizsy, Gemma and Clare, all fantastic. Chris began to deteriorate and he knew he wanted to come home for his final days to be part of it all and see the little people (his 4 year old daughter and nieces) he got that wish with the help of the fantastic team in the Macmillan Unit.
The district nursing team supported when he came to my house with the 3x drivers he had daily. Special shout out to Kate for the first 2x days he was out, she was great especially Easter Sunday organising antibiotics for my brother in antrim. Then Ashley (dont know her surname but she is the sister) who was unbelievable in my brothers final day at home. She was like rapid response to my house and spent most of the day in and out with my brother trying to get his pain under control, on to the GP and Macmillan Unit. She is fantastic as what she does and made things that bit easier watching my brother in pain was heartbreaking but knowing she cared and was trying her best really helped.
She then got my brother readmitted to the Unit when he sadly passed the next day. She asked me to keep her posted when he got to the unit and when I told her he had passed she had text me the most lovely message, which was really comforting. She then called after my brothers funeral to collect driver cases and spoke to us about how great we were in caring for my brother, it meant so much. You are absolutely amazing, keep doing what you are doing!
"Palliative Care for my brother"
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