Apr 30, 2012 - 9:49 am
Hello everyone... Well, Dad's insurance denied the PET Scan ordered by his oncologist. So, now we wait....
With his pain meds doubled, and an appointment this Thursday with the oncology radiologist - for palative treatment - it is hard to keep a happy face. Dad has good and bad days; bad days - he only leaves his chair to use the restroom. Good days, he is able to do some daily activities while keeping his pain below a 5.
He also has begun to have bloody sinus mucus (I think due to the high doses of pain meds). His PCP ordered an x-ray of the sinuses... haven't seen those results yet.
Daddy has also had several episodes of coughing, for an extended time period. Where he has trouble regaining his breath. These episodes are extremely painful for him and he has even said, "take me to the hospital" during one episode. However, it seems once the coughing stops and he is able to regain his breathing - his pain is high - but he no longer want to leave the house. What an emotional rollercoaster this is becoming.
A heartbroken Daddy's Little Girl,