Posted 11/24/2019 4:58 PM (GMT -6)
Hi all, I usually post here to get info for my hubby ( you can see his situation in my signature below)
But now I am here looking for advice for my 84 year old father in law.
He is the type of man that is super stubborn and refused to go to the doctor his ENTIRE LIFE... Well finally my husband was able to get him in to the ER because his back was really starting to hurt and we also noticed some weight loss. He lives a couple of hours away and we had not seen him in about a month, and the weight loss was dramatic.
Well, I guess we now know that Pca runs in the family because along with a brain hemorrhage and massive abdominal aneurism, he was also diagnosed with PCA with widespread mets and a PSA of 700. This is why his back hurts.We also think he is starting to develop some dementia.
At this point we just want to make him as comfortable as possible. Is there anything that can be done to alleviate the pain from the mets? Will ADT help?
He also has a huge aneurism in his abdomen. He may qualify for a minimally invasive procedure to fix it. It seems to be the most pressing matter at this point, as it can rupture at any moment and cause instant death. The brain hemorrhage I guess will clear up on its own the doctors were saying.
Poor guy, he is in bad shape.
My husband was saying if it were him, he would want all the doctors to leave him alone, and just let him go home and let nature take it's course...