In May of 1998, our 23-year-old son was diagnosed with terminal cancer, and given about two months to live. We immediately contacted Hospice of East Texas, Tyler, who made it possible for us to remain in our beautiful country home as a family unit and spend our last months together in our familiar and very peaceful, quiet country atmosphere. Hospite provided us in-home caregiver visits and excellent--superb--pain-management care and education. Our son's final two months were pleasant and comfortable; occasional pain breakthrough was also sufficiently handled; pain medication was expertly increased as needed, and whenever needed and enabled our son to continue conversing clearly and engaging in various activities, to enjoy his family and our family dog, a Golden Retriever who rarely left our son's side. We were educated not only on pain management, but also on any anxiety or feelings of oxygen starvation--for which there is, indeed, medication to mitigate that. We would not have known that without Hospice care. They provided virtually everything we needed; toward the end, a hospital bed, oxygen, leg pressure/massage equipment, and sufficient meds to keep our son comfortable and 100% free of pain, anxiety, or fear. We felt as though we had ministering angels given us through Hospice of East Texas, Tyler; they were a Godsend in every way. Our precious son's passing was calm, peaceful and a very spiritual, uplifting experience. Our lifetime of happy memories with our son, though his life was all too short, were preserved and enhanced by the gentle and tender passing that Hospice of East Texas helped us provide our dear and precious son. All these years later, we continue to remember those blessings given us through Hospice of East Texas, Tyler, for which we will be forever grateful.