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    Haha that's funny, your kids sounds like my family. We are always teasing each other. :) That's true about the hospital. We spent quite a bit of time in the ICU with dad right after surgery, it was heart wrenching seeing families with their own loved ones, and even harder to see the ones that didn't seem to have anyone. Makes one person's life seem pretty small in comparassion to everyone else out there. Oh you are s...

    August 06 at 2:03 PM view post
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      Hello,  Thank you for your sweet words. I try to live up to what my parents taught me. After all they've done for me, it feels like it's something I can do to pay a small part of that back. My mom and I were talking a few weeks ago about that very same thing, She said she feels like our house was in a bubble, and the world outside just keeps going, while we are inside struggling. She said it would be nice if ev...

      July 31 at 9:36 PM view post
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        My father had GBM 4, They were only able to remove less than 30% of the tumor.  After we stopped treatment (radiation, temedor, avastin) and switched to hospice, we had a decent month and a half with him before he was bed ridden.  Our doctors gave us 3 months tops, and told us to expect a slow decline for awhile, and then a sharp decline before he went into a coma. The slow decline was slow. He made it abou...

        July 30 at 4:21 PM view post
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          It's difficult, but we are coping. It's so weird, I get home from work, and my first instinct is to go check on dad. I think it's going to take me awhile to get over that feeling, it's been so much a part of everyday life for so long. But, we are all doing ok. Trying to get everything in order for my mother now. Your cousins diet is a tough one. My mom had a really hard time not giving him food. She felt like he...

          July 30 at 3:52 PM view post
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            Hi Lolly, I just noticed your other message from the other day, I Thank you very much for lighting the candle for him. I told my mom about it and a special friend in australia is thinking of her and dad. Her eyes got a bit watery, So I know she appreciates it as wellHow is your cousins chest? Our nurse warned us that my father might have gotten pneumonia as well. It was hard to tell though, and since we were wit...

            July 30 at 3:30 AM view post
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              Ijayr,Thank you, He was a wonderful man, and a lot of people did come out, it was amazing and humbling knowing so many people would take time out of their day to come. His passing was really hard to watch. He went into a semi comatose state 3 days before. He started getting a lot of mucus and fluid in his airway, much like when you get sick and have to cough it up, but he wasn't able to cough, so it was just tha...

              July 23 at 4:33 PM view post
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                Thank you for the message, I appreciate your kind words. The service couldn't have gone any more perfect. We thought about getting my dad another MRI, but we thought the same as you, why put him through it when we already know what the results are going to be. I understand his son's desire to have another one though, He's probably feeling like it's doing something rather than doing nothing. When we decided to st...

                July 23 at 4:18 PM view post
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                  Hi,Sorry I haven't written back... my father passed away early friday morning. We are having his funeral thursday. It has been a roller coaster of emotions. His passing wasn't really peaceful unfortunitly. :( I don't think he wanted to go, he fought it really hard. The whole thing was really hard. He was surrounded by his family and is at peace now. As much as we were prepared, I don't think anyone will ever be ready...

                  July 18 at 5:12 AM view post
                  • mutt2679 has replied to a post on the message board

                    Hi Lolly, I did get the message, and responded, but now I'm not seeing my reply. I'll type it out here- That's interesting you brought up the breathing, I didn't know the average was 12 breaths a minute. I counted my dads yesterday, but it was all over the place. He had a really weird day for breathing. We had his nurse come over because his breathing was really mucus-ey. She had us turn him to each side a few t...

                    July 11 at 2:08 PM view post
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                      Yeah, my mom is definitely a trooper. She's worn out, but won't show it. she amazes us kids everyday. That would be comforting that he tried to talk. That's the same for us too. I think he's out of words at this point, but he would always try to say something, even if it was something garbled.

                      July 11 at 1:54 PM view post
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