Aug 09, 2010 - 8:15 am
I am sorry to hear about your dad and sorry that you have had a need to find this site...but find it you did...and it is an amazing place to get information, care, support and even warmth and laughter. It is place where others get what is going on for you and your father and it is open 24/7.
I am copying your post so that others see it, get to know you, and welcome you into the fold. Stay connected here...it can be a life line during a very very difficult time.
Hi, I am new to the group and wanted to introduce myself. I'm not sure if this is the right place, but here goes... I am taking care of my father who has stage iv squamous cell carcinoma-head and neck. He survived five years without treatment after opting for holistic treatment. Over the last year he began to deteriorate and really just waited too long to do something about it. Now he weighs 118 lbs, has a tracheotomy and a PEG tube. He has begun chemo and radiation, but his prognosis is not good. I am trusting God for a miracle though.
I felt sad as I read these posts, because my mother has not been supportive of my father; she has run in the other direction because she cannot handle his illness. Because of this, I have had to leave my job and come home to care for him. It is bittersweet. I treasure this time with my father, but it has crushed my heart to see him sufferring. It has also hurt and angered me to witness my mother's disregard of him.
Right now I am focused on my father's diet and making food for his PEG tube. I look forward to all that I can learn from the others on this site. Thank you for allowing me to introduce myself. I look forward to getting to know you all more.
God bless you all!