Topic: Dad has cc
My dad was diagnosed with cc in January 2008. I'm sitting with him in his hospital room and he is slowly coming out of a fight with a bad infection. His fever was spiked, and chemo left him with nothing to defend himself. It didn't look good for the past few days. I've been caring for dad at my home for the past three months; his home that he shares with my mom is not set up for all the necessary equipment that dad needs now in his daily life. It is fortunate that my home is two blocks away from my parents' home. The cancer has spread: it is eating out his right femur, and we are preparing for any break in the bone that is inevitable. He has multiple tumors in the tailbone area. He is not a candidate for radiation, because he is not able to bear weight, requires a hoyer lift for relocation, and is not comfortable laying on his back. Surgery is not an option: his oncologists feels he would never survive the surgery. Dad is a diabetic, has CHF, and his kidneys are in rapid decline. I am to understand that the probability of me losing my dad this week is high. It has been a long, frightening journey...I always knew this was to be the outcome, but I suppose one is never really ready. I am waiting for the doctor to visit again, and then will continue this post. I just want to say what everyone else says...thank you for this website...I felt as though I am among family. I used everyone's experience, knowledge and encouragement to advocate for my family. God Bless you. Jolene aka 'daddysgirl'