sharyn Posted August 16, 2004 Share Posted August 16, 2004 Well yesterday I went to Daddys for his birthday party 79 years old. He has decided that he is not living past 79 as his father and brother both died at that age. He looks awful.... I don't know what happend or how this could happen so suddenly... he is so frail lost all muscle tone etc. The last visit with the Onc was in July and his cancer has only grown a hair... he began Iressa last week... he has no side effects at all from the Iressa thus far... he just keeps saying over and over again...Why can't I do the things I use to do? Whats happening to me? I am dying... and its breaking my heart... I just don't know why he is going downhill so quickly when his Onc says very little has changed??? I plan on calling the Onc myself as I feel like we are missing something... He eats a good breakfast and lunch... then at dinner he says "I can't eat".... he is taking two iron pills a day... which someone told me could effect his appetite? Maybe we should change the times we give him the iron? I could understand loss of appetite if it was constant... but it varies day to day and meal to meal. He has been on the Paxil for about 3 weeks - I thought that might pull him out of his slump but so far... no go. I just needed to ramble guys... I am at a loss right now and I am so frustrated that I can't help him.... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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