Monday, December 8, 2014

Update Cancer

I have not posted in awhile.  Life has gotten in the way of quilting. DH has been sick.  It took about 7 weeks to find out what was wrong.  He has stomach cancer, that is stage 4, and terminal.  This is rare in the US.  After a colonoscopy was ok, we went back to that GI with pain in the abdomen and swelling.  That dr told him to lose weight, walk 5 miles a day and see a heart Dr.  A week later I had DH in the emergency room in the city near by.  They referred us to a GI Dr there.  After 3 visits to the ER and fluid drawn off his belly, they found tumor cells. Five days in the hospital, they found the tumor in his stomach.  They also found blood clots in his lung.  They drew off a total of 7 1/2 liters of fluids from his abdomen.  He now has a catheter in his belly where I draw the fluids off at home..  This has reduced the pain a great deal.  As of today he has had 3 rounds of chemo.  After the next round the Dr will have another upper GI done to see if the chemo is working.  It has reduced the fluid in his belly, but he can't eat anything.  He has lost over 50 lbs.  Please keep us in your prayers.                Happy quilting, Vicki


Frog Quilter said...

My heart goes out to you. God bless. If I can do anything please just ask. Hugs.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

DH, you and family are in my thoughts and prayers.