Kslilsis4 Posted December 10, 2003 Share Posted December 10, 2003 Just wanted to update everyone on David W. condition. It has gotten worse. He has another tumor in the left lung and it is in his adrenal gland also. He is on Iressa but not really sure if it is doing anything for him, we thought it might be because he started getting acne, funny at age 50. He started coughing up blood and called the onco and they did an xray and then an emergency broncoscopy to see where the bleeding was coming from. The pea size tumor that is blocking the broncial tube was bleeding and they suggested radiation. David has had 2 radiation treatments and just feeling exhausted, he's not eating very much, I am trying to keep fluids down him. He was not breathing very well so we called the onco and went to hospital to get him hydrated again. Emotionally, He is just wanting to give up. I can't take that. I feel like the doctors are just so calm about everything. So where do we go from here, if the Iressa is not working???? David's mother is not handling this at all!! We had to put her into the Mental Health Unit and she has schizophrenia and deep depression. They were to release her on Tuesday and I told them that if she could not care for herself then we could not take her home with us. I feel like when it rains it pours and I feel emotionally overloading with all of this. Does anyone have any hope of what to do next?? Needing some words of wisdom. I read on here all the time about how well Iressa is doing for everyone. I just wish we had some positive news. David is in the hospital right now, getting ready to go get another cat scan to see if the tumors are growing. I guess we will see from the results where we go from here. The onco is putting him on some anti-depressants, I think I need some too! Thanks for everyone here in advance. I am so glad I have a place to vent my fustrations. God bless. Nancy W. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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