Getting the cancer diagnose
Mads is sharing his story about his father who was battling cancer earlier this year. It took only 1,5 months from the diagnose came until he unfortunately passed away too soon.
Earlier in 2023, Mads went on a trip with his children and his father. Mads remember his father as a very active and healthy person. Shortly after this trip, his father was diagnozed with pancreatic cancer.
His state of health quickly deteriorated and he had to be bedridden and heavily medicated early on. Healthcare personnel immediately saw the need for a good mattress that could provide effective pressure redistribution.
“Our father had a wish to stay home until he passed. It was a wish that could be granted thanks to the Tidewave Turning Mattress.”
Being a next of kin
Mads and his brothers had to take care of their father, along with a team of healthcare workers. “Seeing him lose so much function so fast, it was tough”, Mads says. “He has always been a strong man in good shape.” They saw early on that they needed to obtain necessary things for his father’s home to be able to make it work.
It was challenging as a next of kin to help him physically whilst also giving him a dignified ending. After a while, the need to lie safely and stable became very important.
“The mattress improved his sleep quality. This lead to him having more energy during the day, which he used to spend time with his five grandchildren.”