Topic: may dad situation

hi all my dad has been in the hospital since last thursday he had fofox and went well didnt feel any side effect BUT THE PROBLEM IS THE ASCITES IN THE LOWER ABDOMEN HE WAS ON LASIX AND ALDACTONE AT HOME THEN DIDNT HAD ANY MEDCATION FOR WATER RETENTION WHILE IN THE HOSPITAL BECAUSE IT WAS LOWERING HIS BLOOD PRESSURE YESTERDAY THE DOC DECIDED TO GIVE MHIM AGAIN JUST LASIX 30MG PER DAY BUT THE BLOOD PRESSURE IS TODAY 90/60 IS IT LOW? DANGEROUS? AND HE HAS METS TO THE LUNG SMALL METS I WISH THAT THE FOLFOX WILL HELP HIM TO SHRINK THE LIVER TUMORS SINCE THE METS IN THE LUNG ARE SMALL AND THE ONC IS NOT VERY WORRIED ABOUT THE LUNG METS SINCE IT WONT KILL HIM SO OUR MAIN FOCUS IS NOW TO SHRINK THE TUMORS IN THE LIVER AND KEEP THE BLOOD PRESSURE AS HIGH AS POSSIBLE AND RELIEF THE ASCITES IN THE LOWER OF THE ABDOMEN HAS ANYONE BEEN THROUGH THIS HORRIBLE SITUTAUON I FFEL SO SAD AND DOWN sad AND STILL FIGHTING TO TAKE OVER THAT DISEASE MY DAD IS A VERY STRONG MAN THAT NEVER GIVE UP HE IS STILL POSITIVE THAT HE WILL MAKE IT THROUGH HOPEFULLY MY PRAYERS FOR YOU ALL AND BEST WISHES,I BELEIVE THAT THE POSITIVE TOUGHTS ARE VERY IMPORTANT IN THIS SITUATION

Re: may dad situation

mark...you can count on our support heading your way.  At present I would not worry about the tumors in the lung, rather I would focus on the lowered  blood pressure. Your Dad's oncologist is trying to do just that.  Give it some time, dear Mark, and see how your Dad responds. 
Hugs are heading your way,
Marion

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Re: may dad situation

Dear Mark I am so sorry for this terrible journey you and Dad are on. He sure sounds like a very brave warrior. You are so right attitude plays a big part especially when our hands are so tied and we cannot really help with anything. I call CC a monster because that is what it is. Couldn't think of a better name for it. 90/60 is not dangerous yet. When Teddy had an EColi infection I sent him to the Hospital in an Ambulance and his BP was 55/45, that was considered dangerous. I know how frustrating it is when one MED counteracts another! All I can tell you is, if Dad is being so positive and strong you have to back that up as well. You never know how strong you are until "strong" is the only choice you have! We are all here for you!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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4 (edited by PCL1029 Tue, 19 Mar 2013 11:52:36)

Re: may dad situation

Hi,
The doctor can drain the fluids in the abdomen by paracentesis.
Low blood pressure defined as BP below 90/60; but as you may know blood pressures changes  often due to the change of heart rate;infection;dehydration and other  illness or disease happened at the same time or even the change of the patient position when BP is taken.
Take it one day at a time and I wish you well.
God bless.

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Thanks a lot for your support Marions,Lainy and PCL1029 thanks for all the information I can get on the site you are wonderful people and I wish you all to heal from the disease we should be everytime positive and hope we will make it through by the way is there any medication that can higher the blood pressure so that he can have a higher dose of lasix and aldactone to treat the ascites