Dad came home from the hospital yesterday evening. We also had the initial visit with the hospice nurse, too. Thankfully, as his family, we will have resources available for us as well, in the year following this ordeal. This is especially wonderful for my kids. I've been through this once before with my grandma, and helping kids process this type of thing is so hard. I am glad to have help in this area. I've had a topic on my mind for quite some time that I wanted to talk about here. I … [Read more...] about Reconciliation and Resolution
We have spent the entire day at the hospital. David is there now, and my mom is going up to relieve him overnight. Today was probably the best day, information wise, that we have had this entire process. The doctor - one whom we have not had yet - was wonderful about explaining what is going on, but more than that, what we can expect as this progresses. Because the cancer has spread so quickly, and aggressively, he seems to think we have weeks, not months left with dad. We also had a … [Read more...] about Palliative Care
Hey everyone. I want to preface everything I'm about to say with this - we still believe that dad could receive a complete healing - it is already his for the taking. I don't understand enough about healing to know why some people are healed, and others are not. But, I do believe, again, that dad could get healed. And, there is also a certain understanding, based on the medical professionals, of what is going on in dad's body. So, what I am about to say is based on that. Dad is doing … [Read more...] about 8/10/11 Update
So, we had quite a scare yesterday. Dad was fine on Friday when he was checked by the doctor before his radiation. Saturday and Sunday, he was off - not eating much, very little fluids, and you could just see this down hill in his overall health. By Sunday night, we had decided to get him to the doctor Monday morning. He was too weak to walk to the car, so an ambulance was called. It was very serious. When we got to the ER, he kept saying that he wasn't going to make it, giving … [Read more...] about He is doing better.