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    Oh No: my dad passed away feb 18 2013. I held his hand as he passed away. his funeral was on the 3 month anniversary of the diagnosis. he fought it with all he had, his will never gave up, his body just couldn't take the treatment, complication after complication. Rest in peace, my dad, my hero.

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    Oh No (back in hospital, low blood sugar, regulated but low oxygen and wheezing, so admitting him.): My dads blood sugar was way too low again this morning.....so he was transported to Baylor McKinney. Dr said they have blood sugar under control..but gonna admit him cuz low oxygen as nd wheezing. Gee...he was on oxygen..I heard the wheezing before he was released from last hospital...when I asked about it all I got was yes..he is wheezing...being taken care of. Hope this hospital does take care of it!!...a different one....and he can be home again...soon.for Christmas!!

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    My dads blood sugar was way too low again this morning.....so he was transported to Baylor McKinney. Dr said they have blood sugar under control..but gonna admit him cuz low oxygen as nd wheezing. Gee...he was on oxygen..I heard the wheezing before he was released from last hospital...when I asked about it all I got was yes..he is wheezing...being taken care of. Hope this hospital does take care of it!!...a different one....and he can be home again...soon.for Christmas!!

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    Oh No (Cancer has spread/Metastasized): 12 19 12 Things have been crazy. Dad had his petscan yesterday..got to go home last night..still needs 24/7 care...but can get at home. 911 called this morning..his blood sugar dropped to 35. Then petscan results...told my mom..we knew it spread from esophagus to lymph nodes...told my mom also spread to the throat and chest..and she couldn't say anything else..had to come from oncologist. That can't be good. Oncologist says wants to start treatment immediately..and will talk wed and get schedule for chemo n radiation. Mom decided to not tell him it spread til see Dr wed...probably same reason Dr made appt for day after xmas...let him enjoy xmas as best he can....not losing hope cuz petscan results or feeling worse from starting treatments. My mom is also gonna talk to oncologist about proton ...(tharr be more)therapy..... Only good thing I am trying to focus on...Dr said he wants to start chemo and radiation immediately.....that's gotta mean something.....wants to treat it...fight it..hopefully he thinks we have a chance. Once cancer cleared up..bypass surgery in heart!.. FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT. Took my mom, me, and a walker to get him from his recliner to bed..he is so weak and unsteady.....and in front of m dad...being tough...gotta be with his personality..or he will think..if she is that worried.....and his mind will go negative from there. Trying to be strong for my mom and son..but hard. Anytime not in front of them...waterworks. Trey is so sweet..knows I am sad..keeps hugging and kissing me..tells me how much he loves me. When he us old enough to understand d I will h as be to make sure he knows how much he has helped...my little saving grace! He seems to know just when I need it..and how bad! He knows Pops is very very sick....but kept very general ..he is only 3 but already such a difference in my dad...had to tell him something..appropriate for his age..not scare him..help him understand....sorry for babbling on. This is going to be one very bittersweet Christmas!! :'(

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    Procedure or Surgery (petscan 12 19 results came in...cancer spread to lymph nodes, we knew that, but also to throat and chest. said oncologist would have to tell the rest. oncologist made appt wed, day after xmas and wants to start treatment immediately, so that sounds prom)

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    Things have been crazy. Dad had his petscan yesterday..got to go home last night..still needs 24/7 care...but can get at home. 911 called this morning..his blood sugar dropped to 35. Then petscan results...told my mom..we knew it spread from esophagus to lymph nodes...told my mom also spread to the throat and chest..and she couldn't say anything else..had to come from oncologist. That can't be good. Oncologist says wants to start treatment immediately..and will talk wed and get schedule for chemo n radiation. Mom decided to not tell him it spread til see Dr wed...probably same reason Dr made appt for day after xmas...let him enjoy xmas as best he can....not losing hope cuz petscan results or feeling worse from starting treatments. My mom is also gonna talk to oncologist about proton ...(tharr be more)therapy..... Only good thing I am trying to focus on...Dr said he wants to start chemo and radiation immediately.....that's gotta mean something.....wants to treat it...fight it..hopefully he thinks we have a chance. Once cancer cleared up..bypass surgery in heart!.. FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT. Took my mom, me, and a walker to get him from his recliner to bed..he is so weak and unsteady.....and in front of m dad...being tough...gotta be with his personality..or he will think..if she is that worried.....and his mind will go negative from there. Trying to be strong for my mom and son..but hard. Anytime not in front of them...waterworks. Trey is so sweet..knows I am sad..keeps hugging and kissing me..tells me how much he loves me. When he us old enough to understand d I will h as be to make sure he knows how much he has helped...my little saving grace! He seems to know just when I need it..and how bad! He knows Pops is very very sick....but kept very general ..he is only 3 but already such a difference in my dad...had to tell him something..appropriate for his age..not scare him..help him understand....sorry for babbling on. This is going to be one very bittersweet Christmas!! :'(

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      BoiseB

      michellebrochu I have been offering many prayers for you and your father ,

      almost 5 years ago
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      GregP_WN

      I know it's tough. In addition to me going through 4 holiday seasons being treated, I also took care of my mom and dad when they were fighting cancer. it's hard to be jolly when your worrying about being here the next year. Our best to you, let us know if we can help with anything.

      almost 5 years ago