Guest Posted March 17, 2004 Share Posted March 17, 2004 Hello all, I wanted to give news and ask for advice on my father, After combating pneumonia and staph for almost a month, he decided on an outing to my house for Dinner on Sunday. By monday night he was back in the hospital not able to breathe. This time his heart was effected by the struggle and his condition seems so much worse, so quickly. We were told that my fathers chances for living were very slim. His tumor is 10cm and weighing down on a Lung that has already been decreased by a mildobectomy. He is too weak for chemo but without the chemo ther is no chance of shrinkage and relief. How do we deal with that? They gave him a CT scan and he has no spreading to anywhere in his body, including his brain. He has small cancer cells in his trachea but we are told treatable. The thought of losing my father terrifies me. His oncologist will see him today to give us an idea about chemo.(others doctors have said the chance is slim (ie. surgeon & internist) I cry myself to sleep and wake up feeling like i am living in a nightmare. My fears of a life without my father overcome my every thought. My 3 girls are so used to spending time with him, I worry about how I will get them to heal. My Father is so brave but at the same time he is so sad, all he could say was the girls won't remember him and he was so sorry for putting my mother and his children thru this. He is hooked to wires and oxygen and struggling for every breath. He never complains and still intends to fight. I ask for prayers, I see the wonderful support and advice that is given on this site. Thankyou for letting me vent, hope to have some better news soon....Kel Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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