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    Loss (Lost loved one): My father lost his battle yesterday morning after a courageous fight. I am very sad but relieved at the same time. He is at peace and walking again.

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    Dad is feeling much better! So glad I brought him in! He will be transferring to a nursing home for extensive wound care treatment until his pressure sores are healed and then he can come beck home.

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      GregP_WN

      Glad to hear he is doing better. Let us know how he progresses. Hoping he gets back home soon!

      over 4 years ago
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    Oh No: Ending up bringing my Dad into the ER and they admitted him. Not really sure what's going on but the head CT did show that the tumors have shrunk and there aren't any more lesions. His blood pressure was really low and he's dehydrated and very very weak. Has double vision in the right eye, shaking, slight fever and cough. I will update as I know more. Chemo and all appointments for tomorrow have been cancelled. Wound specialist will come see him and start treatment while he's there. Hoping they can get wounds healed, him feeling better and that they can do the colostomy surgery they were working on getting approved.

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    Dad hasn't been feeling good the last couple of days. Not sure what's going on but I know something just isn't right even though he keeps telling me he's fine. He thinks because they've lowered his dose of steroids that he's feeling that, which could be very true. Or it could be the chemo reacting? Or his wounds? Tomorrow he has chemo, doc appt and an appt with a wound specialist so I'll update again tomorrow.

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      GregP_WN

      It's so hard for us to tell as a caregiver what the thing is that's causing a reaction or even to make him feel good. Unless you take one thing at a time and have time to let it get in your system, it's hard to tell. The steroids got me all jacked up so I felt much better after the dose was cut in half. We wish him the best.

      over 4 years ago
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    Bought a fully equipped handicapped van this weekend. Hoping Dad can get re certificated and can drive again!

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      GregP_WN

      Nice find, I would imagine those are hard to find.

      over 4 years ago
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    Dad started chemo on June 19th, three days before my wedding. I was a nervous wreck because I didn't know how he'd feel afterwards and so close to the wedding. He did great! Just a little tired right afterwards but no side effects. He's had two treatments and still no side effects. His appetite is great and he looks and feels great. Still paralyzed and in a wheelchair, but he's taking one day at a time. I know that this cancer isn't going to go away and that the treatment is just helping to prolong his life. I just don't know how much he's going to want to do. I will have to cross that bridge when the time comes.

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      GregP_WN

      Well that's a little tidbit of good news. I went through this with both Mom and Dad as they were dying from cancer. I cherished each day we could have that were "good days". Enjoy them while you can, you will look back on them as some of the best days you had with him, I know I have. I learned more about both Mom and Dad in the last 6 months of their lives than I did the whole rest of it.

      over 4 years ago
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      scrappymrst13

      Thank you Greg. I am sorry about your parents. I agree with the learning part though! I'm loving having my Dad here with us.

      over 4 years ago
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      DaveWaz

      You are right. Taking things one step at a time helps make things a little easier.

      David

      over 4 years ago