Nov 24, 2011 - 6:56 pm
My dad just came home (8 months) after one year and a half after the hospital gave him wrong blood transfusion, cmv virus, 40 lbs of fluids, blood clot and collapsed lung...My dad beat all those odds and after it was all said and done he was walking and making dinner in the kitchn...Then he was home for 8 months and then one day he was in severe pain...kept telling me please help me...turned out he had two burst fractures at t5 and t6 in the thoracic spine...it hurt me as his daughter to hear him moan and cry out in pain...during that time they overdosed him on pain medicine twice...once he ended up on the ventilator and the second on the breathing machine...but my dad came out of that very quickly...shortly afterward doc said no surgery for fractures just extensive physical therapy...it was hard but dad went through it and walked 500 feet...in literally 2 days i noticed he wasnt picking up his legs and they were dragging...instinct told me this is very very bad but i hoped for the best...mri was done after encouraging my dad to sit still...he kept telling me he couldn't lie still...still encouraged him bc we needed to get to the bottom of this...soon after we went to oncologist and he came in with a bad expression on his face and he said "this is not good"...dad ended up having a spinal chord compression and 7 new small spots appeared on the brain...i was literally devastated...my heart literally collapsed...he said 6 months...which felt to me as unreal..and i chose NOT TO BELIEVE IT....i took him for emergency radiation these past two days friday 11/23 and today thanksgiving 11/24...i hope to GOD he regains strength and starts feeling his legs..i pray for a miracle everyday for my dad...i love him so much...
If anything I believe in God and I believe in Miracles...because i witnessed several with my dad...I want him to be here more than anybody...he has five children ...and i am the oldest...i take care of my dad and quit school just to be their and help him through this...Please everyone pray for him and our family...Is anybody going through what we have gone through...anyone know about brain radiation? please feel free to share your story me and my family need encouragement. thank you laura