Just spoke with one of Dad’s doctors at the V.A. hospital. The mass in his neck is very large and very invasive. It has invaded his esophagus, his brain, his spine, his shoulder bones, his lungs, his sinus cavities. It is inoperable. He is unable to eat, drink or swallow, but a feeding tube cannot be put in because he is delirious much of the time and keeps trying to pull out his various tubes and medical monitors. He has already half starved himself, so he is not strong enough to undergo chemo or radiation treatment. He will never be able to go back to a home setting; it would be a “miracle” in the doctor’s estimation if he lives long enough to be able to leave the hospital. She gives him days, maybe weeks, of life left. This may be horrible to say, but I hope he dies quickly. Less suffering for him, and the less Jamie will have to see him suffer and be traumatized by it. I’ll keep you informed as to how things progress.