Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Carol's dad update #2

We just got home from a meeting with Carol's dad, sister Marlene and us with his Oncologist. He took his Citoxin (sp) for a week and, while some aspects are still even, the white cells with the "bad gunk/cancer" have expanded. His treatment by pills is still not as severe as if it were injected into him but will be slowly increased for three weeks along with a few days of steroids and we go back in three weeks to see how it is working. The doctor said that the cancer is now at Stage IV, which I believe is not good. Dad is tired all the time and very frustrated after losing his hearing. At meetings, I try to keep him informed about what is being said because he is so frustrated because he knows he is being talked about but does not know what is being said. I can get him smiling upon occasion and at least once a visit he tells me "Don't get flippant!" so he is diverted a little. Any time we see him smile it is good for us all. Thank you God for the blessings you have heaped on Dad up to now and we know will be continued.


Ron and Thelma said...

Hope better things are ahead for you . Prayers for Carol's dad.

Jim and Carol said...

Thanks, Ron an dThelma. We appreciate it!