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Oct 26, 2015 - 8 comments

So my FIL was supposed to start radiation last week. He went to his family Dr on Wednesday for a check up before going for radiation. His Dr said no. She didn't want him doing radiation so soon after his surgery.

They went down on Thursday to the hospital cause he needed to be fit with a couple different braces. Some moulds for his teeth cause radiation is so hard on your teeth.They were there Thursday and Friday. They get back home only to find out that while at the hospital down there, he somehow managed to contract a nasty infection. Now he's apparently so weak and can only stay awake for an hour or two at a time before needing to have a sleep. We were gonna go for a visit yesterday to see how he was doing. Mom said it wasn't a good idea.

Why oh why can't he catch a friggin break?? It's like he's being punished for something.

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by Belle313, Oct 26, 2015
How terribly sad.  I would think it would be so hard to hear he can do radiation and then have another doctor say its not a good idea....like there is hope and then have that hope taken away.  I am sorry that your FIL and family are going thru all this.  I hope they can keep him comfortable and you all get to spend some time with him to make more meaningful memories.

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by heather727, Oct 27, 2015
I'm so sorry you and your family are going through this right now. My thoughts and prayers are with you that some good luck comes your way soon!

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by Shannon79, Oct 27, 2015
Thank you ladies for your thoughts and prayers.

Yes it is hard getting conflicting advice from 2 different Dr's. I think I'm more on the side of his family Dr in the thinking of he's not ready for the radiation so soon after the surgery. I kind of think the other Dr is that he's trying to push the radiation too soon. We are trying to spend as much time as we can with him. Because unfortunately as everyone knows, tomorrow is never promised to anyone.

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by mandaszoo, Oct 27, 2015
So sorry to hear  what a terrible time your poor FIL and your whole family are going through. Sending hugs x

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by Shannon79, Oct 27, 2015
Thank you manda *hugs*

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by clean_in_ks, Oct 27, 2015
Sounds like "wisdom" to let him rest, work on getting rid of this latest infection, and build his immune system~
You're so right....time is precious.....
Sending you love and prayers, Shannon♥

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by Shannon79, Oct 28, 2015
Thank you Connie ❤

To me that totally makes sense....building his immune system back up. Getting him as healthy and strong as possible. The radiation is really going to take so much out of him. Why give him radiation when his immune system is already compromised?

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by Hollus, Oct 28, 2015
I'm so sorry Shannon!  **HUGS**

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