Thank you all for the replies,
I was a bit nervous posting yesterday, but not so much today.
A little more information I have is the following, he's 51 yrs old, stage 4 G9, it's in his bones and has spread down his legs and lower parts of his spine, all in the past 8-10 months. It's been very painful for him. Since his last hospital stay we know it's not in any of his organs, but that could change, he has a Dr. appt next Wednesday, I'll be asking for a copy of his medical records (fingers crossed they'll give them to me)
He is a strong man and was trying to do it his way and now he's in a bad spot because of those decisions.
He's in bed all day can get around with out help.
He still has appetite here and there, usually early in the morning and late at night but doesn't eat a whole lot. He still drinks plenty of liquid, urinates often but has to concentrate, doesn't have regular bowel movements, so my aunt gives him enemas.
His memory isn't horrible but (and maybe it was the drugs) doesn't remember a whole lot of what the Dr. told him in the hospital.
Pain meds are liquid morphine (which he doesn't take unless he feels he really needs to, Dr. said he was one sip away from dying at one point.) and Fentanyl patches 100mcg/hr
he's also taking Zytiga which thanks to Heenan73 I now know is a hormone therapy.
He's also going to a clinic and getting a VitaminC IV, I'm not so sure that's a good idea, but it gets him out of the house for a good 2hrs, and i'm not going to argue with him. *hasn't told his Dr.
The leg he had surgery on is still swollen but it's only been about ten days since his surgery, today he has a physical therapist coming by. He's stubborn which is good because he had the will to walk
From the hip down his bones are eaten away, but the nurse said from the hip up he looked good. *what i know form my aunt*
He's been getting depressed lately and doesn't like being alone at all. I moved back to the states from South Korea a week ago to help him in whatever way, didn't realize how hard it was going to be watch the person who lives life to the fullest with no dependence on anyone be so weak and vulnerable. Also brought along my two year old.
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