| | Too young to leave
On August 31, 2003, my son went home to be with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. He was only 28. He was diagnosed with Lung Cancer last year about this time.It started with him complaining about his right side and back hurting and got to the point where he had to be rushed to the emergency room. They drained about 3 liters off. The fluid built back up about 2 weeks later and the doctor drained off about a liter the second time and sent it off to the Mayo Clinic to be analyzed, but before the results came back his chest filled up with fluid again and thats when they told him he had lung cancer, but they said they really don't know why he got it because it was very rare for his age. The cancer was diagnosed as unknown origin. The doctors never explained that there was no cure. The doctor told us that the Chemo would dry up the fluid so they could see the tumor and then start radiation to shrink the tumor, and we thought he would be cured, by us never having dealt with Lung Cancer I guess we didn't know what questions to ask and since we didn't ask the doctors didn't tell. Well he finished the Chemo in May of this year and the doctor said everything was fine and there was no trace of the cancer and he had a little fluid still on his right lung, but he could live with it. About 2 weeks later he started to vomit and having headaches. We went back to the doctor and the doctor told us that it was a possibility that the cancer could have moved to his brain. He ordered a CT Scan of his brain, but before he went back to the doctor, he had a seizure. We went to the emergency room and that's when we found out about the tumors in his brain. He was hospitilized and received radiation and steroids and a chest tube to drain the fluid. They released him and he was still draining on his side where they put the chest tube in, air was coming out so bad it sounded like someone was farting. The doctor put him back in the hospital because he got Emphysema from too much air coming in. He started to hemorragh, was given 2 units of blood, then got a blood clot in leg. They put a filter to keep the clot from going to major organs. Sent him home again after 2 weeks in the hospital. He was home for a week and developed a fever, it reached 105.4, went back to the doctor and he said he had gotten a severe infection. At this point they still wasn't saying what was really happening, so I demanded to know and then one of the doctors told me with an attitude, so that's when I started to go on the internet and finally found out what the doctors should have told us from the beginning. Maybe the doctor thought that we didn't want to know because we weren't asking the right question, but I don't think that's their call.If I knew then what I know now I would have gotten at another opinion or 2. This is the short version. I just told some of it to say ask the doctors question from the beginning and do research yourself.