The last few days here visiting with Mom & Dad have been very crazy, emotional and challenging. I arrived on Wednesday not knowing what to expect. Upon first glance I could not believe how frail he had become since the end of October. It was apparent that the cancer is kicking him in the butt. Thursday I drove Dad, mom and my grandmother over to the Cancer Hospital in Columbus. We initially didn't think that dad could make the trip, but he insisted. We called the Dr. that morning tonged his opinion and we decided to make the trip as he wanted to evaluate his condition if possible in order to plan his next plans for treatment. So off we went...I prayed the whole way! Upon first glance, his Dr knew that he was severely dehydrated again and arranged for dad to be admitted to the hospital for 2 days for IV fluids and blood. We did not go prepared for an overnight stay. I ended up staying at the hospital with dad and arranged for a nearby hotel for mom & grandma. During his stay, Dad decided that he wanted to forego the drain tubes and get the wall stent....so he will be re-admitted tomorrow for a few days to get 2 metal stents put in.
Last night here at home, dad started to bleed again from around his tubes. We called the home healthcare nurse and she came over. It was determined that a clot was blocking his tubes and the blood had no where to go but out from around the tube.
The complications that can come with this cancer are truly horrible!!! On top of everything else, his tailbone is causing him major havoc. We are hoping that his new pain med will help with that. He has only had to take 3 pain pills thus far, but I talked him into taking 2 a bit ago. I hope they work. He was in tears!
We are praying that this weeks procedure brings dad some relief!!!