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Won't Give Up! was posted 03/23/1997 08:16 am by LORI
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I am still at "wits-end" with everything...but we are not giving up! Yesterday, we find out that my dad has pnumonia!!!! This is causing the shortness of breath. The Dr. said they "just got the report". My Dad has been there since Tuesday, 5 days , chest x-rays EVERY day and they are just finding out! My Irish temper and all the frustrations got the best of me and I "went off!" He is now on antibiotics by drip, and was finaly given cough syrup. The doctor that is treating him, (they sort o f assigned him to us from ER) still told us that nothing could be done, and we should just be glad that we have had him the extra 8 months since the whipple. He said...and I am not lying..."If this were my Father, I would personaly just let him go."

I told him about Gemzar and he said that he has never heard of it!!! We asked how many tumors were in the liver, and he said, "Does it matter at this point, they are there and there is nothing we can do!" My fathers liver function count is 326... .I now know that that is a very LOW abnormal reading...that they often go into the thousands and people live. Here he is talking about liver coma happening this week or next...I am so frustrated and mad and sad and hurt and yet....hopeful! I am sti ll hopeful that once he is over the pnumonia we can get him on gemzar! His other counts, blood and oxygen are all good and his attitude is still super! He is upset though that he has had such trouble breathing and they have done nothing! We are on our way to mass now, and I will pray as I always do that my father is healed and for his stregnth...and I will pray for all of you and your loved ones and that a cure will be found, and until then the suffering will be no more, and that god will c omfort us all....and yes, I will pray for this doctor, that he realize that my dad is not some dodering old fool just waiting for his call to leave this world...that the doctor find out more about PC and what we can continue to do to fight it! GOD B less us ALL! WHEH...I feel better now!

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