Feb 15, 2010 - 1:28 pm
My dad is 75 years old and was dx with lung cancer over 5 years ago. Long story short...he was doing good after he had part of his lung removed. A few years later the lung cancer returned, but treatable, and it has not grown much since his dx.
A few months ago he was dx with a brain tumor, and had the surgery to remove it. He came thru the surgery really well, and the surgeon said it was the size of a grape...got it out and we are "lucky". Dad is gong for the gamma knife just as a precaution if anything was left in his brain.
So..all sounds good...except my dad is so depressed. He is either crying or sleeping. I would like to have someone visit him (he can't go out due to the weather, nor would he) to try and work thru his depression. Does anyone know of a group that will do this? For my dad to sit and do nothing is totally different from what I am used to seeing. I am afraid that he is shutting down and will die from depression. He does not eat...does not shower..just cries and sleeps. My mom is a mess from all of this and I am not sure which way to go. Please, does anyone have any advice for me?