Thursday, August 13, 2009

Well, I'm just a mess!

Took Dad for a brain scan this morning. By noon, my brother had been contacted by the doctor with the news that there has not been a stroke, but his cancer is back in the form of a half dollar sized tumor in his brain. I certainly had feared that, but had not voiced it. My brother had done the same thing. Dad was a bit relieved because it gave him a reason for not being able to form his words and say things right. Dad is worried about Mom, my brother and myself, but he is not worried for himself. He is ready to go to his heavenly home. Monday, we go to the oncologist. He will radiate the tumor as treatment this time. I know that because my cousin, who is a doctor, has already called the oncologist and talked to him. It's nice to have a doctor in the family!!! Our cousin also gave Dad some steroids to help him through the weekend with some reduced swelling. I wish he had given me some!!!


Anna said...

He's worried about y'all. That's so true. My mom did the same thing. The dying know they won't be the one left suffering.
Just be sure to reassure your dad that things will be ok and you all will take care of your mom.
AND .. be sure to remind him from here on out what a wonderful father he has been and he made you the person you are today. My mom didn't want to let go until I was able to tell her I would be ok. It was hard, but I did
My mom left this world happily knowing she was so much to us. My
prayers are with you Sandy .. God bless you

Pat Austin said...

Bless your heart; I'm praying for you.

Linda said...

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.