my son is 25 years old and was diagnoised in Jan 2002, with hodgkins, he was in stage v, after 6 months of ABVD, he was in remission, but then two months later the cancer was back, In march 11, 2003, he indured a stem cell rescue but the cancer was still there, in May 2003 he started 25 treatments of radiation so far he has completed 8. Lately my son seems to have giving up on all hope, he has missed 2 appointments with radiation (his choice), missed appointments with his counselor(his choice), and is drinking and smoking cigerettes. He seems very angry and is self destructing before my eyes. Did any of you go through this? and if so what got you out of it? He seems to be on the fence of life or death, and he seems to have no fight left. What gave you hope? and how did you get it?