Jean, thank you, and welcome to HW. Glad you found us and decided to join in. If I may ask, what type of urine problem was your father in the hospital for? You also said he was at his cancer doctor's office, does he have a prior cancer, perhaps not related to prostate cancer?
On the prostate cancer front, has your father had his PSA tested regularly, or ever had a prostate biopsy? I know, a lot of questions, but just trying to get a feel for what is going on with your father.
Its a good thing to go to the doctor with a written list of questions, some use a small hand held voice recorder. It's easy to get distracted and to forget what you meant to ask, or can't remember the doctor's answers later.
Good to hear that your dad has you and your sister to watch out for him. Along with my wife, who happens to be a very experienced nurse, my 3 adult age children have been and are a big help to me, both physcially and emotionally. My youngest son is really in touch with me, seems to know when I need help or need to see him, or just sometimes to talk and vent through the annoying problems that I have had associated with my PC trip.
Wish the best to your dad, please stay in touch and keep us posted. We are always ready, able ,and willing to help another.
David in South Carolina
57, 56 at DX, PSA
7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsule, one post. margin, clear lymph nodes
2009 PSA 2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, 8/9 .16
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, 8/14 met with Rad Oncl, 8/18 - laser scope surgery to clear blockage, now on Cath #7, 8/26 - cath removed