Topic: Father back in Hospital

Hi my father is newly diagnosed with cc he came home on sunday after having a stent put in only to go back in on monday22nd with a fever, we are told this is common. Doctors have done ct scand to find that he has an infection in his gallbladder and also pneumonia spots in his lungs. i am finding it hard to keep it togetherfor my family i cry all the time. My father is my best friend and i feel like i'm in a bad dream or a bad joke, well this is not funny .

It's been just over a month since my dad showed symptoms of jaundice and weight loss i have taken him to every doc's appointment and sat at the hospital with him till i had to pick up my children from school. i don't want him to leave us but i know this will happen in time.

Typing my feelings out today has helped in some small way, i'm not expecting a reply but knowing that someone might read this helps me clear my  head and stay strong for what is to come.
Thanks Marja:(

Re: Father back in Hospital

Hey Marja, I'm glad it helped to get your feelings out.  This is a great place for that and there are so many people willing to help and share. I'm also going through a very rough time with my husband who has cc.  It does feel like a bad dream.  I'm right there with you in spirit and good thoughts even though we're halfway around the world from each other.  I know your Father appreciates and loves you very much. 

Blessings to you and your family,
Carol

Re: Father back in Hospital

Hi Marja,

Please know that you are never alone and you always have a place to come and let your feelings out in the open. I too am losing my Dad, so I know how you must feel.
This support group of people here on this board are wonderful. Everyone here is dealing with the same feelings and emotions. For us the cargivers, it is a place to talk openly to others in the same situation, or those that have lost thier loved ones. I know I find much comfort in knowing I am not alone.

My thoughts are with you and your Dad. Treasure every minute you have with him and make memories to hold in your heart. Both of us will face the reality of losing our best friends at some point in time, but as so many have told me, don't think about that, think about today and how you can make it a good day. Be there for him, comfort him, let him know how much you love him, never let anything go unsaid.

Hugs and Thoughts of good days to you and your Dad,
Lisa