Topic: Grover update
I know it's been a long time since either my dad "Grover" or myself have been on the site but I wanted to let you all know what is going on.
If you didn't know my dad's cancer came back last year after his resection. So in December he started Chemo again. On March 15th he had chemo, on March 16th he fell (sat too hard) and fractured a vertebra. On March 17th he turned 66.
March 19th his hemoglobin was down to 6.9, he declined a transfusion. March 26th it was still in the 6's so he had a transfusion on March 27 which go it back up to 8 something. March 28th, my mom, dad, brother and my family (husband and 2 kids, 8 & 4) rented a cabin for a couple of days of spring break. March 30th my brother went home, followed by me mom and dad - mom wanted to attend church on Easter Sunday.
Thank the good Lord they were home, @ approx. 4am mom woke up to a mess in the bathroom. Dad had a horrible case of diarrhea. As she started to clean up he came back in, sat down and then threw up blood. She called 911 and they got him to the hospital. His hemoglobin's were down to 4.
Today, April 9th - Dad is still in the hospital and his liver is failing. There is nothing more they can do but to ease any pain (from his back). They are inserting a "drain tube" to drain the fluid that is building up on and around his stomach today. We are hoping to get him home sometime this week.
He is in good spirits. He is laughing and joking - just like dad.
Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers. Our prayers go out to all those who suffer from this and their families. Cholangiocarcinoma sucks!