Jun 13, 2004 - 11:03 pm
Hello. Late last September, my father was DX'd with Glioblastoma Multiforme Grade 4. In October he had the Tumor removed, and treatment seemed to be going great till about a month ago. They said that the swelling was going up and not sideways, but it was found that the tumor came back. They advised my father that if he would have it removed again, it would paralize his left side of his body. He did not want to do that. He simply did not want to live that way.
So here is my question. Does anybody here know what I can expect to see. in the last few weeks, his left side (Tumor is on the right side) has started loosing its strength. His hand has tremors, his eye is going lazy, cant hardly walk and is now using a walker and a wheel chair to get around. Sad to say he is only 54, but that is beside the point.
Does anyone know what we (my family) can expect. The doctors basically gave him 1 week to 3 months to live. That was 3 weeks ago. Considering the fact the tumor is on the right side, does anyone know what organs will go first? Has anyone had experience with the progress of such a tumor, compared to where my father is now? For example, when they start showing the kind of symptoms my dad has now, does anyone know how much longer it might be? Any info on the progress of these things is greatly appricated.