K and Kids Posted October 29, 2004 Share Posted October 29, 2004 I spoke to mom (Paddy) last night. Dad is still in the hospital and they were waiting for the doctor to come in and read an xray then remove the chest tube...OUCH! Just I was getting ready to say goodbye the doctor( who is standing in for dad's GP who is in Texas for his son's surgery) came in. Hopefully, that all went well. That "talc" substance was finally put in. I guess it was two siringes(sp?). It is supposed to help the lung stick to the lining better. I think that is right? The other bit of news is not so good. Mom and Dad got a visit from a hospital social worker who gave them lots of paperwork and info on hospice. Dad is still taking the Iressa at this point. They have made no decisions. I'm glad the social worker came into discuss this option but it is an unpleasant thing to think about .... no matter if it is a possibility right now. Dad was not feeling like eating according to mom. I didn't get to talk to him as he was pretty sleepy and then the doc. came in. He doesn't have any more strength or energy. Oh, Dad's GP (who is in Texas) called to see how things were doing. That was very nice of him especially as he is there for his family. Mom also said that the nurses have been very sweet to dads. There are two pretty special ones but overall their stay has been made so much better by the nursing staff. That is so good to hear. Hopefully we will know when Dad can go home and what the plan is for that. I wish it were better news but this is it so far. Thanks for you continued prayers. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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