Hello Jeff, Karen and Candee,
I admire you a lot from your courage, strength and faith! I have read several of your posts and they are very encouraging!
As far as my dad's treatments, they are saying it is too far for chemo and radiation or that it would not do any good at this point. We just found out the middle of November (right around my daughter's birthday and the anniversary of my sister's death). He had been complaining about stomach problems, went into the doctor for the first time and they told him to take some gas medicine. Just at the beginning of October he had a complete physical and everything appeared to be fine. I guess this is why the doctor did not initially look further into his complaints. Then he was jaundice, so we forced him to the hospital. After a week in the hospital and hopes of first gall bladder problems, to the news worsening to his cancer. At one point in time they were talking about the whipple, but shrunk our hopes when they said it has spread to his bone marrow.
He did go out to California to alternative therapy for 3 weeks and has been working on building the immune system. We decided last week to put him at in home hospice. Since we had to take him to the hospital for throwing up blood and waiting in the emergency room is not fun. He was having some breathing problems and they brought out oxygen.
I feel horrible for him and cannot believe this is happening to my family. We are all still hurting from the death of my sister 2 years ago.
I understand your pain, I am sorry for what you are going through!
Thank you ALL for listening and nice to meet you. Hope to have more conversations in the future!