Jan 29, 2016
Yesterday my hubby drove my inlaws down to the hospital for a check up. I now know that my FIL has thyroid cancer. They were supposed to do a biopsy of his thyroid and then go back in a month to get the results of that biopsy. That would have told us if the radiation worked or not.
Unfortunately they can't and won't do the biopsy. It was not the news we were hoping for. The Dr says because of all the weight he's lost, his thyroid is "falling" and it's sitting too close to his windpipe. If they go in, there's a good chance they could knick it, cut it, or it could collapse. I was thinking to myself and I said to my husband, I've never heard or seen anyone losing so much weight that their organs/parts "fall". What would be the odds that it's "falling" because of the nerve damage he suffered when he had the surgery? I would be more inclined to believe that as that would make more sense.
But I guess the reason why doesn't matter cause it's not gonna change the outcome.
So basically all we can do is make him as comfortable as possible and let him live the rest of his days. How long will that be?! Who knows. Could be 6 months, could be 6 years.