On Oct 27th the palliative care MD authorized at home hospice care for Greg after consulting with the oncology department at USC county general hospital. He will get a scheduled weekly visit from the hospice nurse and twice a week visits from hospice care to help Diane Amov with taking care of Greg. 24/7 access to a full range of support staff is a phone call away. From this point out it's just a question of time, as Greg's pain meds will need to be increased steadily to help him cope with his cancer. At some point it will be too much for him to deal with and he will leave us. Hopefully that will be sooner rather than later. Five weeks of pain meds have been authorized as part of his hospice care, but given the amount of pain he's in and how cognitively disconnected he is much of the time, he's not expected to live much beyond his 50th birthday (Nov 6th).