pattrose (pattrose) wrote,

Update on my dad.

He's doing very well. As of today, he has only four more radiation treatments left. They still haven't done a cat scan or an x-ray to see how he's doing or how the mass is doing. But his Cancer doctor called and said he wants to discuss Chemo with him since he did so well with the radiation. I hope he doesn't talk him into it. His father went through radiation and was fine and then they did chemo and it killed him. Within a short span of time, too. So we talked about that for a while and dad says he doesn't want to have it, but will let the doctor say what he needs to. I think the doctor is jumping the gun, since no x-rays have been done since they started this. He doesn't even know if the radiation is helping or not. Dad sounded tired and he admitted that the radiation has tired him out. But he's so grateful that he didn't get the cough or not being able to swallow well and eat right. He's been very lucky indeed. He then told me he was alittle worried about mom. She sleeps a lot and is exhausted all the time. This might be typical for someone that has congestive heart failure. I have no idea. Of course dad asked when I was coming again. He said he missed me and could use some time off. *sigh* So I might go soon, I don't know. I would like to wait until the new year. Makes more sense to me. We'll see what the doctor says and how dad is doing with the news. It's hell getting old.

Just wanted to give you an update and tell you how much I appreciate all of your good thoughts and prayers. I truly believe they helped him a great deal. Thank you everyone.

Hugs, Patt

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