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    I am actually posting this for my father, Ronald who is suffering from stage 4 colon caner. Started Chemo and only had one week and ended up in the hospital for a week. Anemia, basically a complete train wreck. Just released from hospital today, Sunday, December 9th. Very tired and in pain. Chemo suspended for a week. Conemaugh nursing to start visiting. WHAT AM I TO DO AS A SON? This is SOOO difficult to watch happen and I feel so so hopeless.

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      I'm sorry your having a tough time with your Dad. It is a tough thing to do. I have been through 3 cancer diagnoses myself, as well as loosing both parents to cancer. I know it's tough.

      If you need help or have specific questions post them in the questions tab at the top of the page, and lots of great people here will help out.

      Thanks for posting, please know that while it is hard now, you will one day feel good knowing that you were there to help when Dad needed you.

      Let us know how we can help, happy to do what we can.

      Greg P
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      almost 4 years ago
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      Ronald and son, I understand that problems with chemo are frustrating. On one of my rounds of chemo I ended up back in the hospital a day or two after treatment getting rehydrated after just about every treatment. It often takes a couple of treatments to get the dosage and other treatment specifics dialed in so give them some time. Also there are several different chemo regimes to treat colon cancer so if this one makes him too sick there are others that can be tried.

      Colon cancer is one of the most curable cancer out there and I an proof that one can survive even stage IV cancer. I was initially diagnosed 8 1/2 years ago and I havwe beat back the cancer four times.

      As a son I know that it is had to see your dad go through this and not know what to do to help him. One of the best things you can do is go with him to Dr appointments and make sure that all of the necessary questions get asked and answers understood. You can start by asking how the anemia can be prevented and how to makehim more comfortable during and after treatments. There are several things that can taken to increase red blood cells.

      You both need to know that this battle is winable and that he can have many more good years. If you have any questions or need any help please let us know and let us know how things go on the next treatment.

      almost 4 years ago
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