As I sit here writing this I am completely shocked and devastated. Last week we had to take my dad to the ER because he hadn't left the house or gotten off the couch for 5 days. As you all know from my posts he was very weak and could barely eat or drink and at this point was having trouble breathing. We were going from dr to dr to try and figure out what was going on. Well in the ER they gave him several breathing treatments to help him breathe, took chest xrays, did an ekg, gave him more blood and platelets. They still couldn't figure out what was going on. They finally thought he had a virus in his lung because they saw something on the scan but couldn't say for sure what it was. So on weds they said they would give him 2 days of IV antibiotics and then hopefully send him home on Friday. Then weds night he had such severe bone pain that my mom and I were massaging hi, for 2 hours to no avail. They gave him morphine and 2 percocets and he still couldn't get relief. I have never seen my dad in so much pain. Then thurs morn his breathing was getting worse instead of better. They thought it was a pulmonarynembolism but when they got in to look there was no embolism. They ended up finding that he had to blocked arteries in his heart so they put in 2 stints. But he was so sick and weak from the pc in his bones that he ended up having a massive heart attack. We had to witness several code blues feeling helpless as they tried to save my dad. Unfortunately he was too weak to recover and passed away on February 2nd. He fought so hard and was so strong till the end. He was only 66 years old. I wanted to thank everyone on this board, especially VG for helping me get through this year with all of their advice and support. I couldn't have made it through without all of you who responded to my posts. Please continue to support each other, its so important. And I wish all of you good luck fighting this terrible disease.