October 13, 2010 at 1:58 pm #42774
dad was send home. he was not dehyrated nor under fed. Just the cc. put him on antibotics(to keep pnem. away) Hospice is coming today. They are sending for all this medical records from Pittsburg. CC is such a rare cancer that most Drs don’t know what to do. His jaundices is still there. Not bad, just a little yellow. Still weak can’t walk or sit . Txs again.October 13, 2010 at 1:36 am #42773marionsModerator
A tidal wave of good wishes and love are coming your way. I will be thinking of you.
MarionOctober 12, 2010 at 11:42 pm #42772
Dad has been admitted to the hospital in NC. He has jaundices again. They are going to do the stents again. He has agreed to a feeding tube . He has some broken ribs.(from falling or the Drs. says it could be the cc. He needs fluids. I’m in WVA so please pray for my sisters and my dad. Will keep you informed. I just want to say txs just for listeningOctober 12, 2010 at 1:55 pm #42771
also need to let you know he had stents(metal) , for the jaundices. he says no more. so far they are working good. what are the chances that they won’t work.? He had a feeding tube when he had the stroke. he doesnt want another one. Can we have one put in regardless of what he wants?. Im afraid he is straving. he does get some food down. a little at a time. we feed him constant. he can drink. he just chokes a little. any suggestions.October 12, 2010 at 1:41 pm #42770
txs all, dad is very weak. his cc is in the last stages. he is now in north carolina with my sister. he needs constant care. he can’t even walk. he is refusing any hospital care. he is a mountain man and thinks he can still do anything. it’s so sad. dad had a stroke about 5 years ago and he can’t hardley talk. his left arm is paralizied, but he still tries. when dad tries to eat it comes back up. not nausing, just can’t swallow. a little pain, not alot. weakness is his main problem. dad knows its his last days. Its so hard on him. hospice will be call. just needs to know now what.? please pray for him and my sisters.October 12, 2010 at 2:50 am #42769tiapattyMember
If he is able to care for himself he will just be monitored and if his condition starts to deteriorate then at some point hospice will have to enter the picture, and they will be a godsend. You can ask if the local hospice will meet with you now even if your dad is nowhere near needing them. If you have never been in this position beforehand it may be helpful.
PattyOctober 12, 2010 at 2:17 am #42768isellureMember
Hi there, my mother in law is also oping for no treatment. She’s being treated through Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. She did have a plastic stent inserted just two weeks ago,what a HUGE difference it has made. She doesnt want any surgery, etc. I’d love to stay in touch with you since we are in the same situation . My MIL is only 67 and otherwise was in terrific shape and health as a horse, or we though.We found out she had cholangio around Aug 1st…she was jaundiced (and had an external drain) and boy what a tough 60 days until the stent and capping off the drain. She says now she feels almost as good as she use to. Dr’s are not very promising sounding, very professional but have prepared everyone for the worst at this point. I hope she has lots of time left, she’s doing great right now.October 10, 2010 at 6:07 pm #42767marionsModerator
Hello sistercorb…..Welcome to our site. You have my respect for allowing your Dad make the decision as to how he wants to proceed with the treatment of his illness. I assume that your Dad’s physician will take over from here and continue to watch the progression of this disease. Is your Dad in need of medical assistance, at this point? Does he live with others? Please, share a bit more with us. The members on this site gladly will help you along.
MarionOctober 10, 2010 at 6:02 pm #42766lainyParticipant
Dear Sistercorb, welcome to our wonderful family. We are so sorry to hear about your Father. We do have some survivors on this Board who opted for no treatments and they bought themselves more time. This Cancer is a gamble from beginning to end. Probably the most important thing is to respect your Father’s wishes which you are already doing.
Not knowing what stage or what his diagnosis is, it’s hard for us to tell you what to do next. I would suggest asking his Oncologist about Hospice and when the ONC feels he is ready he will call them in and they are “angels”. Hospice will guide you through ‘everything’. Best wishes to your Father and family.October 10, 2010 at 5:28 pm #4149
my dad has cc. he wants no treatment at all. he is 75. we had him to pittsburg. he was supposed to have surgery. he has refused. he wants to past away at his home. we respect his decision. please let me know what happens now.
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