This is my first time posting my own discussion. I am in need of desperate help. On 2/4/10 my father in law (but i consider him my dad) was taken to the emergency then admitted to the hospital for possible pnominia after sooo many test were done, we were told he had Stage iv ext. SCLC with mets to the liver and adrenal gland.
He was started on the chemo combination of carbo/epot. He had three rounds while going into the hospital in between each round. All of his cells, well everything kept dropping. He ended up on antibotics for the last 3 weeks. Had to get blood and platelet transfussions.
Well yesterday I took him for his 4th round of chemo and the doctor told me that there is nothing else that can be done for him. To me this is crazy!!!
In between the chemo the cancer continues to grow and that it is more agressive than they originally thought. That his liver is failing because of all of the cancer on it. They were able to shrink the main tumor in the lungs from the radiation. Which he had 20 rounds of that. But the liver they can't do anything for.
The Dr. then told me to take him home and let him do what ever and have whatever he wants. He only has a few weeks, not months. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. I think it's insane just to sit here and wait for the person you love to die.
I have done sooooo much research since this nightmare began. My husband went and purshased burial plots. He can't believe this either. He is in a state of shock. No one wants to belive this. I have already got him another appointment for a different Dr. It's Wednesday, but I noticed tonight his urine is very dark. Almost like the color of pepsi. I know it means it's the liver. We don't know what to do??? What if he doesnt make it until then or gets too sick for them to help?
The nurses and dr's would tell me when he would be in the hospital, that when it's dark like that, the liver isn't functioning. And this is the darkest i have ever seen it!!
Yesterday they told me he will become very tired and end up not eating at all. He will go to sleep and never wake up. He is already tired. Today all he ate was a little bowl of soup broth and an ensure. He has stopped talking to us almost completly. He just stares off and when we do ask him if he is okay he says he's tired. We didn't tell him that they are saying he has only weeks left. But the dr's say, he knows.
I feel like this is a nightmare that I can't wake up from. This is the worst thing I have ever had to experience and WE ALL feel like our hands are tied.
Please if anybody knows about any treatments or even what supplements may help PLEASE PLEASE help us!!!!
He does take only 1 selenium tablet, 1 magnesium cloride and iodine per day along with hemo oil. We read that combination is 3 of the 5 on the top protcol cancer list of supplements that help. But who knows if that's crap too?
The first time we went and met his Dr. I had asked her about other chemo meds. Just alot of questions. She told me she felt the chemo they were using would work. But if not then we will talk about other options when the tme comes. well yesterday the time came. But she said NO to everything I was trying to ask her about. It's like she wanted him out of there so they don't have a death on their record. Their satistics will go down or something. It was supposed to be one of the top cancer centers here in the Los Angeles area. Apparently NOT!!! They were so cold when they were telling us this. After the one Dr was explaining to me and my sister in-law what to expect with his final days. My sister had asked for a min to clean her face up so we don't walk back into the room and look like something terrible was happening. She actually told my sis to hurry up, she needed to get back in the room because she was already running late for lunch. I WAS SHOCKED to see how someone can be sooooo cold and have absolutely NO feelings for what was just told to us.
I'm sorry if I have been rambling on but I'm so confused as to what to do??? If any one may have any info that may help me I would greatly appreciate it.
We are willing to try anything. Please anyone if you know of anything that can help with EXT. SCLC with mets to the liver and adrenal gland. I NEED IT!!!!
Thank you very much God Bless, Sincerely. Janae
Edited May 1, 2010 at 4:46 am