Sunday, February 21, 2010

last night I had a nightmare...

daffodil

... then I woke up and realized it was real.

This week has had many ups and downs. My Dad's kidneys began functioning again after receiving three days of dialysis. He also received a blood transfusion and a bone marrow test. While waiting for results from the bone marrow test, the doctor told us there was some confusion about the type of cancer he has, but they were convinced that it was, in fact, a cancer. After reviewing a blood sample, the lab technician thought it was leukemia, the oncologist thought it was lymphoma. He gave us a bit of hope by telling us that some types of these are easily curable.

The diagnosis finally came Friday. My Dad has Acute Leukemia and three to six months to live. Yesterday was a blur of activity as we made preparations for his discharge tomorrow and in-home hospice care.

Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers and virtual hugs.

4 comments:

Olive Tree said...

Many prayer are being said.

Susan said...

Cindy, I don't know what to say. I'm so sorry for your terrible news. I will keep you in my thoughts. I hope they will be able to make your dad comfortable. Make the most of the time you have with him.

XOXO
Susan

The picture is so beautiful and evocative of your feelings.

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry! I'm keeping you and your dad in my prayers.

Cathy said...

I'm so sorry about the news, Cindy. You and your family are in my daily prayers. God bless.