Sunday, October 15, 2006

NOT POSITIVE

The weekend went from bad to worse to ?worser. My father-n-law has very very advanced and wide spread lung cancer. I flew to Ohio yesterday and was the families point person to talk to doctors. By the afternoon -I had talked to them all(neurologist, pulmonologist, and oncologist). It was time to sit down with dad. I was the spokesperson. Options were limited. There is no cure. We will procede with radiation to the brain for local control. Chemotherapy would decrease quality of life and not gain much time. We are looking into hopsice for the future and are going to take one day at a time. Life is so precious. Grab every minute and hang on.

5 comments:

Thomas said...

I'm really sorry to hear about your father-in-law. You do have my deepest sympathy.

The Spandex-King said...

Sorry to hear the bad news. Cancer Sucks!!

Fe-lady said...

So sorry to hear about your father in law.
Hope he can be pain-free and enjoy the time he has left...my best to the whole family in this tough time.

Juls said...

Oh, this is such bad news. I am really sorry that you have to go through this. YOu are so right about the grab tight and hang on. Spend the time you have with him.

jeanne said...

i'm so sorry to hear about this. went through same thing with my sister. there's nothing easy about it. my thoughts are with you.

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