Members karolynca Posted April 29, 2008 Members Report Share Posted April 29, 2008 It all began last year at the end of November, my dad was bleeding in his stools and then started vomiting with some blood, was admitted to ER and then he went to the hospital. After 4 days they did several studies and found that he had a neoplasia, a tumor, he needed emergency surgery, 7 blood transfussions, only to find out the tumor cannot be removed, the Dr had to cut part of his small intestines and stomach, then put it all back together and tried to aisle the tumor the most he could, however the place where the tumor is cannot be operated. He is 76....he was able to spend Xmas with us, his birthday and so far he is still with us, no pain or anything, however due to money issues (I am the main caregiver, my sister does nothing) and because of his age the Dr thinks a Chemo will basically shorten his life instead of adding months. He doesn't know anything, my mom doesn't want to tell him.I am newly pregnant and I just need someone to tell me how you make it thru the days, right now he is not bad, still walking, talking, smiling...but knowing the Dr said 6-12 months is something I cannot erase from my mind...I am so at loss...He has been the greatest dad, he gave all his life for us to be better, not only my mom but also my sister and I. Sometimes I think he just does not deserves to suffer, does not deserves to have Cancer. I am so afraid of him suffering....I hope I can met others that tell me how you make it thru...how you cope, how do you find the balance. I have not been able to enjoy my long awaited pregnancy as I battled with Infertility for more than 6 years and now I am pregnant and cannot fully enjoy the moment just thinking that maybe my Dad won't even get to meet his grandchild.I am heartbroken, depressed and feel so alone! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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