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A big hug for you and your famiy during this stressful time.
celoi- Charlene (Daughter of David Cook)
I am sorry to hear about your mother. The dr’s go by statistics and if they can’t help, they let you know and give up quickly. Its very discouraging.
My father was diagnosed June 05, however, I recently found out, he told my husband the dr’s said his tumor makers were elevated about 8 years ago, but could not find the location of the cancer. It was after the 8 years, they find the location in the bile duct. So this show that it is a slow growing cancer. He tried chemo and alternative treatment there after and had a very good quality of like. He was positive. I think that is an important factor in combating the effects of this cancer.
If you mother is feeling well and going on about her life as in denial as you referred to it- let her. I think a positive attitude will keep her going. My father did not sit home and wait to die as he mentioned. Let her ‘live’ and you just enjoy her and stay positive. Its hard to see our loved ones with such a ‘grim’ diagnoses. Just do what you can to help her cope.
Take care of yourself and know we are here for you and certainly understand what you are going through.
celoi- (Charlene) daughter of David Cook.
I am sorry to read of this news. Thinking of you and your family. I know the good memories will get you though. As an only child as myself, its quite challenging. But we have a family also in the cc org to help us carry on.
I am sorry for your loss. Please know your cc family is thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
celoi (Charlene) Cook Family
It has been 3 weeks and it seem like 3 years. My father would have been 61 years of age yesterday. I just re-lived Dec 30th in my mind yesterday morning. Some say it gets easier with time. Each day, I just think of what would have happened at a certain time, if he was still living. Last Jan 20th, he called me and said he did not think he would see that day. Yesterday, he did not see. All I could say throughout the day as I thought of him, “My poor dad”.
I know he is ‘resting’ with no worry, no problem. I just wished he was still here. He was so special to me. I am missing him more each day.
It’s been 2 weeks and 2 days. I am missing my dad so much. Iwished he could have just kept fighting. At first, his attitude was so positive. I tried to help him remain positive. He was just tired. Tired of many things. Now his worries are all over. He is safe and at peace. No more dr’s, no more mind games, no more fighting…….
celoi (Charlene Eloi)
I also was not to anxious to get involved with hospice for my father David Cook because I felt it we were giving up on him. I was devastated to say the least. They made him very comfortable and told us what was going on. He was at a facility which everyone in the family could stay with him 24 hours without leaving. He was surrounded by everyone and in no pain. He just went asleep, peacefully.
On the other had, a friend of mine mother went into hospice at least 3 times, started eating, talking and returned home.
So I merely looked at it like a transition to possibly help them get stronger.
I wish the best for Kathleen, and strength for you.
I am an only child of both my parents and I only wanted the best for my father, always.
Please, tell Kathleen, we are thinking of her and you at this time.
(The Cook Family)
Has anyone else tried CAAT? If so, what results have you had?
We were sorry to read about Patty and deeply sadden. It is obvious you loved each other dearly. Take comfort in meditating on the great times you enjoyed together.
I am glad to hear everything is well with your daugher!
Sorry you are here. as the rest of us, but this is a great place to get information as well as encouragement.
Get more than 1 opinion, what 1 dr can’t do, another my very well know how too. I have found that in our case with my father, David Cook.
Ask many questions of all the dr’s your friend see, answers will vary, however, usually the ‘positive’ dr will work harder to assist the patient. The ‘negative’ dr is more apt not to do anything more than just say, its nothing he/she can do. Its perhaps true, it nothing that one can do. Its good in a sense that they will not waste time . Then you can move on to someone who is ‘positive’ and really trying to find a positive outcome.
………Your message literally made me cry……..I needed that=)
I am the ONLY child of both parents…Its not easy, however, I have a very LOVING, SINCERE husband, that assist me mentally and financially and my cc family in carrying my heavy load.
I wish only the best for you, and again, THANKS for all the encoragement from EVERYONE, that still take the time to see how others are doing!!!
My father, David Cook, is still fighting infection. He is getting better slowly and eating more.
Last ct scan revealed no metasis to kidney, lungs, spleen has clear margins.
Dear Ted and Patty,
Please know that the Cook Family is thinking of you and Patty during this difficult time.
My father came home last Tuesday. He has 3rd drain to take infection from outside of the liver area. He is taking 2 different antibotics 2 times a day. He is eating small portions at a time.
Overall, he feel good sometimes and bad at others. However, very tired more than often. I guess the infection just have to be totally clear from his system before he can be back to par.
Thank everyone for your concern and support. I tell him often of everyone thats asking about him and his well being; for that we are truly thankful.