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Update about my mom and dad.

The mass is six centimeters by three, by three. It's much larger than we had been led to believe. The doctor believes him to be in stage one. The doctor said, no chemo or surgery because of dads age and health but there was a new 5 stage radiation plan that he thought he would be a good candidate for and thinks he could make it through that. Dad now has to have some tests to see if it would work. First more x-rays to see its gotten bigger, then a brain scan to see if its spread and then pulmonary tests to see if his lung can withstand the radiation. So he will have those tests in the next two weeks. We have four appointments in the next two weeks. And thankfully they are all still while I'm here. Dad is very optimistic about this radiation treatment. He's hoping he'll be a good candidate. He's nervous about all of the tests, but knows he has to do that before they can do the radiation. I will keep everyone posted.

Mom's doctors appointment didn't go as well. She was in heart failure and fluid was built up all around her lungs and her belly was full of fluids.The old doctor she had, had taken her off two meds that she drastically needed, so that's what the problem was. They think she's not getting enough oxygen to her brain and that's what's been happening with her memory and odd behavior. Someone has to be in charge of setting up her meds each week. I will do it while I'm here and then Mary will do it every THursday after that. She is now on the two meds that she needed so badly. They are going to have a test done on her to see if she's getting enough oxygen during the night and go from there. If she's not,they'll put her on oxygen and if she is then we'll have see how she's doing in two weeks and then set up an appointment for a Neurologist to see if we have some problems there.

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cluesby4
Sep. 17th, 2011 12:36 pm (UTC)

Though this is disappointing, it does sound like the doctors are very positive and proactive which is great.

Mega-prayers will be said for your family!

pattrose
Sep. 17th, 2011 05:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you. He's still not sure what he'sgoing to do,but at least theremight be an option. Thanks for the prayers.
grey853
Sep. 17th, 2011 12:43 pm (UTC)
{{{{bigHugs}}}} for you and yours.
pattrose
Sep. 17th, 2011 05:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you Grey.
caarianna
Sep. 17th, 2011 02:51 pm (UTC)
It's hard when they're both having health challenges at the same time. But it sounds as if things can get better for both of them. you must be glad to be able to be there right now.
pattrose
Sep. 17th, 2011 05:29 pm (UTC)
My mother doesn't want me to leave. It's so sad. :(
sara_merry99
Sep. 17th, 2011 03:37 pm (UTC)
It is so good that you can be there with them--good for you and for them. ::hugs::

I'll be sending hugs and the best energy possible to you and them.
pattrose
Sep. 17th, 2011 05:29 pm (UTC)
THank you so much, Sara.
scherwood
Sep. 17th, 2011 04:57 pm (UTC)

*sending lots of good thoughts and love*
pattrose
Sep. 17th, 2011 05:30 pm (UTC)
THank you, they need them.
cbtreks
Sep. 17th, 2011 06:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, I hope things work out well for both of them. *hugs* and prayers.
pattrose
Sep. 18th, 2011 03:01 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for thinking of them.
mab_browne
Sep. 17th, 2011 08:11 pm (UTC)
It will be a stressful time for both of them, so it's great that you can be there. ::hugs::


edited because clearly I'm not awake yet

Edited at 2011-09-17 08:12 pm (UTC)
pattrose
Sep. 18th, 2011 03:01 am (UTC)
Thank you, Mab. I'm glad I'm here and they are glad too.
snufflesdbear
Sep. 19th, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
Lots and lots of prayers for all of you. I am so glad you have this time to be able to be with them through this. It must be a comfort for all of you.
pattrose
Sep. 20th, 2011 02:39 am (UTC)
My dad has decided to go for radiation and at his age it's very dangerous. So we're all worried around here. We need the prayers, thank you.
stargatesg1971
Sep. 24th, 2011 10:49 am (UTC)
I know I'm replying to this message but I've just read your update and can't comment there.

While the new is disappointing on both fronts at least there options available and treatment can be made. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time.
pattrose
Sep. 24th, 2011 04:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your thoughts and good wishes.
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