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My dad, 72, is in a hospital in West Plains and has been since yesterday morning. He's been in bad health since early December. I took Davin down to meet him for the first time on Saturday. He weighs about 140 pounds now. He was about 250 when I was a kid. He was about 170 less than two years ago at my wedding.
Last week they noted he had emphysema and potentially skin cancer on his forehead. He went in yesterday and they found masses in his lung, stomach, and possibly in his liver. They'll know more today presumably.
I'm essentially on standby...in the gather the kids and grand kids realm. I'm about 4 hours from them right now. He's my stepdad but the only dad I knew so this is hitting me a hundred times harder than when my real father died. Sleeping was kind of hard last night. My attention span today isn't what it normally is.
I'm praying he can make it through. I would love Davin to know his grandpa and not rely on a few pictures we have taken.
Your thoughts and prayers would be greatly appreciated.
This post was edited by polirules 11 months ago
Thoughts are with you poli
Prayers sent for you and your dad, polirules.
Really sorry to hear this friend. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
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Thoughts & Prayers for you , your dad and your family, lost my dad a little over a year ago, i know its a tough time for you right now, just keep the faith
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Couple of pics. One from the wedding, the other from last week.
Sorry to hear that, polirules. We're thinking about you and your family.
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Prayers for you and your family.
Oh man, that is tough. You have my thoughts and prayers. I hope you have some additional quality time with your father for both yourself and his grandchildren.
Prayers are with you.
I am praying for healing and peace to your dad and your family. Please keep us posted. God Bless
Prayers to you and yours.
Best of luck in moving forward with any treatments/procedures.
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So sorry. Prayers for healing.
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Consider it done polirules. God Bless.
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May The Lord grant you and your family peace and your father comfort.
Prayers for your dad!
prayers sent and god bless family and father..
Prayers sent up for you and your family.
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Been meaning to update, but the info I have received from my sister and his wife (my mom passed 14 years ago, he has remarried) had been a little different in terms of word usage.
He's got lung cancer and a collapsed lung that had a large amount of fluid in it. It's been drained and will continue to be drained daily. That's apparently given him a lot of relief right there.
He has spots on his liver and along his spine, but I didn't get more information about his stomach. They said it's treatable, even if that just means making him more comfortable.
They'll have more information Monday. They're hoping to have him released then and would like to bring him up to St Louis to Siteman Cancer Center for a second opinion.
We will see. Thanks, everyone, for the prayers and support. I'll keep you updated.
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