Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Just An Update

Hi Everyone!

So, Dad's had a few appointments in the last few weeks- he had radiology on Tuesday the 16th of November and medical oncology (Chemotherapy Doctors)the day after. The radiologist said that while they can treat Dad with radiotherapy again, they'd prefer not to, due to the fact they gave him the highest dose they could only 8 years ago. His tissue would still be scarred from the last time, and it could do more harm than good.

Mum and Dad went and saw the medical oncologist on Wednesday the 17th without me (gotta love having to work!), and they were happy to give Dad a few cycles of chemo, so long as the tumour hadn't grown rapidly. They sent Dad for a CAT scan, which he had today. We won't get the results until next Tuesday.

We've had a little bit of drama- Dad's PEG feeder has been a little bit infected, and so he's had to go on more antibiotics for it. Besides that, though, he's doing really well.

There's not much else to report, but when there is I'll let you all know.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Home is where the heart is...

Hi Everyone!

Big news... Dad came home from the hospital today! He is such a trooper. A few days ago the doctors put a PEG feeder into his stomach to feed him when he needs it (i.e. if he starts having trouble swallowing). He's not allowed to start on solids for a few days (until they put his valve back in so he can speak), but once he is allowed to swallow, the PEG will only be there in case he needs it (he won't have to use it).

Dad is tired but he's good. I'll continue to let you all know what the go is. We've got Dad's twin sister Barb over here at the moment, so he's really enjoying the company (not to mention someone to stir constantly!). I love family visits! :)

Keep safe, be happy and always smile.