Topic: Just found this board
I wish I had found this a long time ago. My dad was diagnosed five years ago with CC. It's been a long time, and I can't remember all the specifics, but he was hospitalized, had a surgical re-section and radiation, and made a full recovery. Now, five years later, in January of this year, the cancer returned and mets to the liver and spleen. He underwent several rounds of chemo which did slow the growth, and actually shrank some of the lesions and nodules, but he also became weaker and weaker in the process. Several blood transfusions later, he developed pneumonia and landed in the hospital. He has deteriorated to the point where he has no strength, has developed fluid in the lungs and limbs, can hardly speak, and is mentally confused. He is on antibiotics for the pneumonia and oxygen for the breathing. He still has a good appetite, but it's sad to watch him fumble with the eating utensils. Today, we had a long talk with his doctor and talked about ceasing any aggressive treatment in favor of hospice. We are sad and numb, and I just wanted to share this, as I am mentally drained.