shaw324 Posted April 11, 2006 Share Posted April 11, 2006 Well it has been a while since I have been on here. Dad has been in the hospital for the past 10 days. He was suppose to go see his cancer dr. to talk about chemo and radiation last monday, he had to go to the hospital saturday morning. He was up all night friday night coughing and vomiting. We found out that he had a collapsed lung and Pneumonia. He became really weak. He also has a really bad infection in him that has gone septic. They put the chest tube back in him again because his lungs are filling up with fluids. Today is Tuesday 10 days later. They found out yesterday he has two new tumors in his broncia tube and in both lungs. His dr said this is the fasted growing lung cancer he has ever seen. Dad just had half his lung taking out on Feb 15 and a new tumor has already grown. They said the cancer is taking over dad's body. Today the chest tube came out and they put a whole in his back to drain the fluids and so he can breathe better. There is nothing more than can do for him. No more treatments no more tests. He is going to hopefully come home on friday. Hospice is going to stay with him around the clock when he gets home. The drs. are going to make him as comfortable as they can for as long as they can. It just hit me so hard. We all thought he was going to do the chemo and radiation and fight this nasty monster. I just feel so numb right now. I have a meeting with the pallitive care people tomorrow and hospice on thursday. Dad is pretty depressed right now. I try to cheer him up best I can. His baby sister is coming in from texas on thursday so we are hoping she will make him smile. I am cherishing everyday with him. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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