Dec 29, 2004 - 11:17 pm
thanks to all who have answered me. I feel much better about letting my father know that he shouldn't be alone. He lives on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, and I live on the mainland. It is about a 5 hour trip if you make the ferry and $85 return, so to go back and forth won't work, and I have 4 kids at home. We will look into starting treatments here instead. Kangatoo, you asked about his treatment. It is 5FU/Irinotecan/Leucovorin, over 3 days every other week for 4 months. It is the side effects that worry me as he has always had an irritable bowel with much diarhea, and with his COPD the lung side effects are a concern.