It's been 2 months since my last post, but I have checking in often to seek answers. I have to say that as my family has navigated through this horrible journey with my dad, this website has been the best place to get real answers and support!
After dads next to death experience back in December, he bounced back for a few weeks and was able to do some normal things that he loves...travel, spend time with family & friends and eat again. He began this journey weighing 198 and now weighs 138.
Moving forward...two weeks ago he began to decline again, no energy, fevers, rigor shakes, vomiting and then a few days things became even worse. He began to have blood in his vomit and stools and developed pain in his right leg. He is now in ICU and suffering from internal bleeding and a very low blood pressure. He has had 7 bags of blood since yesterday and his counts remain very low. This evening my mother was told that there is nothing else they can do.
Even though you know this day will eventually come with stage 4 bile duct cancer....it still feels like a bad dream.
Because of the snow storm that is attacking the Midwest....I will have to wait for this storm to pass before I can travel to him. it is about a 6-7 hour drive. I am hoping to him on Wednesday! I am going to be devastated if I don't get to see and spend time with him before he leaves us.
Going to bed tonight with a very heavy heart.....