My 77 year old father was just diagnosed this week with acute lukemia. The doctors say chemo is too dangerous for him and he's diabetic. His only option is to do lighy chemo "pill"? And send him home. They said he may have 2-weeks to a month! Wth! He was just in gym last week until he came down with the flu and they found that he also has lukemia.
He won't survive the one month of chemo and they recommend spending time with family and do light chemo. What hope does he have if any? I'm so sad and my father is such a strong person.
I know this isn't good either way but I had to just post because we feel helpless.
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Oh dear, I'm so sorry! It sounds as though it is all very sudden! So difficult for you all to take in! I hope he can be as comfortable as possible for his remaining days- my best wishes & heartfelt sympathy to you all!
I'm so sorry, Tom. My Dad was diagnosed two weeks ago with acute leukemia and was told he wouldn't be a candidate for full blown chemo, but they DID give him chemo injections for five consecutive days. Ask your Dad's doctors if injections are a possibility.
My Dad is 78 and I don't have much hope for his recovery at all.
I am very sorry about your Dad. I am in the exact same situation. My Dad is 78 and was diagnosed with AML a week ago. The big chemo isn't an option. He spent 8 days in the hospital and I thought he was dying. He did the chemo pills and had 3 units of blood, and he is "back" for now. Tired, but still standing. Not sure how long it will last... but I am thankful he is himself even if it's for a short while. I only hope when his time comes he doesn't suffer.
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