Caren Posted May 18, 2009 Share Posted May 18, 2009 We went to Clinic to see the Oncologist to discuss dad's recent hospital stay and while we were there the Cancer nurse ran a few tests and they readmitted him to hospital with low oxygen levels and tachycardia. They think it's caused by the tumour pressing on the valves of the heart. He will be having some radiotherapy this week for symptom control. They have explained to us that there are no more Cancer drugs to try as even while on the Tarceva the Primary tumour carried on growing and spreading and also my dad's body isn't coping well with it all. I asked to speak with the Oncologist alone and told him that I wanted the cold hard facts now. He told me that it isn't good news and that dad has a matter of weeks, possibly a couple of months, left. I know that a lot of you don't agree with asking, but I wanted to know so that I can start getting my dad's things in order. I can also see for myself at how fast he's deteriorating that it wouldn't be too much longer now. They have said that he will be staying in the hospital for at least one week to run tests and try and get his heart into a normal rhythm. While he is in there they will arrange some oxygen to be sent home ready for when he gets here. So I guess this is the beginning of a long and hard journey for my dad Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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