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Thursday, April 18, 2013

As many of you know, my dad was diagnosed with cancer in January. He had surgery in February. He is now on his third week (of five) of radiation. I was hoping this sorta meant he was in the clear, surgery-complication-wise. However, this has not been so.

I'm not sure if I mentioned this, but shortly after coming home at the end of February, my mom had to call 911 for an ambulance to take my dad to the hospital. This turned out to be low low low blood sugar, trying to deal with his new presciptions and adjusting his current ones (he's diabetic) and falling alseep without eating.

Then, during his 4th radiation appointment (he goes 5 days a week for 5 weeks), his nurse called an ambulance because my dad just wasn't looking right and was pretty out of it. Tests were run to check for blood clots and such, but there were no conclusive results. After talking to my mom afterward, my dad finally confessed just how stressed and anxious he was going to the doctor all the time. Understandably so, he went to the doctor originally about back pain and getting disability and was told he had cancer. That would freak anyone out!

Yesterday, my mom called me to say she was back in the ER with my dad. WHAT?!?!

He was getting in position for his radiation and began getting severe pains around his heart. Ambulance was called. Tests were run, to rule out heart attack or other issues. Turns out my Dad caught pneumonia. But because his iron was low, the meds he was to be given would not work to their capacity. So he was to stay in the ER for a blood transfusion to increase his iron. Sigh.

Last I heard from my mom was last night when my Dad was getting his second pint of blood. (Special shout out - thank you - huge props to all you blood (and component) donors out there!) He was doing well under the circumstances, but just wanted to be back home.

My poor Dad just can't seem to catch a break. Please keep keeping him in your prayers. I really appreciate it.

Much love, my Lovelies.
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LMH1223 4/23/2013 3:26PM

    Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers!!

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KALEWINE 4/23/2013 2:43PM

    Praying! emoticon

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STARLIGHT615 4/22/2013 5:39PM

    Sending you lots and lots of positive energy!!!

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LISALGB 4/20/2013 3:32PM

    I understand, more than I can say!! Daddys are precious, especially to us daughters. Praying for your Daddy.
If I might offer a little advice, go see him as often as you can. You won't regret it, I promise.

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CHANGINGSAM 4/19/2013 12:29PM

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NIKKICOLE83 4/19/2013 10:41AM

    I am so sorry to hear this. Surround him with love and positivity and maybe go to a few appointments with him to help reduce his anxiety. He will catch a break, you just need to have faith. Someone once told me that faith without a test is just beliefs. You know you have faith when you continue to believe while being tested. He will get through this.

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UWPALUM 4/19/2013 10:10AM

    Sending my thoughts and prayers to you and your family!

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MLBFAN82 4/18/2013 11:47PM

    Keeping you and your dad in my thoughts and prayers.
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HHB4181 4/18/2013 10:06PM

    My dad went through something similar, so sorry yours does too emoticon

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CWHEATLEY12 4/18/2013 8:24PM

    Thinking of you and your family. Hugs.

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CHSHULER89 4/18/2013 8:17PM

    Prayers and blessings sent your way and your families...

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DAWNESS0404 4/18/2013 7:26PM

    Praying for your dad and your family!

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MOM-MOM8 4/18/2013 6:14PM

    emoticon Praying for all of you. It is so hard being away from family at times like this! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KBRADFORD88 4/18/2013 6:12PM

    So sorry. No wonder he is stressed. Wishing him and you lots of hugs

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    Praying for you and your family emoticon

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TERRIMMIX 4/18/2013 5:56PM

    Will keep him, your family and you in my prayers.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 4/18/2013 5:49PM

    Sending prayers and positive thoughts!

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GARDENSFORLIFE 4/18/2013 5:48PM

    I am keeping you and your family in my prayers!
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ARUNNINGKAT 4/18/2013 4:26PM

    I appreciate the update. I have been wondering how he is doing and hoping with you that he was in the clear. Definitely sending thoughts and prayers your way.

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  Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers!

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    Praying!

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CHARTHESTAR 4/18/2013 3:08PM

    many prayers to you and for your dad!

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ZANNBEE 4/18/2013 3:01PM

    Sending hugs and prayers your way. My dad has been in and out of hospital from Nov to Jan. I know how stressful it can be.

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NEVERORNOW 4/18/2013 2:49PM

    Sorry to hear he's having so many problems. Keeping him, and you and your mom, in my prayers. emoticon

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SENIOR62 4/18/2013 2:40PM

  Am s sorry to hear the latest sad news about you. Hope things start looking up for him very soon and that his stress level goes down. I'll keep him in m prayers.

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K-AUSTIN 4/18/2013 2:39PM

    My thoughts and prayers for you and your family. I hope your Dad starts to feel better soon.

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LYNSEY723 4/18/2013 2:34PM

    My thoughts are with your family. I hope he gets better soon!

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