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Nothing more they can do for DH

(205 Posts)
MummyDoIt Thu 21-Aug-08 10:15:04

The title says it all, really. We saw his oncologist yesterday. The last lot of chemo did no good at all and he's deteriorating fast. There are no other types of chemo available and, even if there were, he's not well enough to tolerate any further treatment. All they can do now is alleviate his symptoms as best they can and wait for the inevitable. I asked how long he had and the doctor said, 'months, not years, and probably not as many months as you would like'. Up until now, I've been telling the DSs that we hope Daddy will get better. Now I'm going to start saying that Daddy will not get better. Yesterday, I had to call MIL and tell her that her eldest son probably won't live to see Christmas.

FAQ Thu 21-Aug-08 10:15:44

so sorry MDI sad

Bronze Thu 21-Aug-08 10:16:05

Oh I'm so sorry

No useful words but I couldn't not say anything

Imnotok Thu 21-Aug-08 10:16:48

I'm so sorry

RubySlippers Thu 21-Aug-08 10:16:59

i am sorry

there are no words sad

hope you have RL support

MmeLindt Thu 21-Aug-08 10:17:14

oh, God. MDI. I am so so sorry to read this. I have no words to comfort you, there aren't words, but just know that there are many many MNetters thinking of you and your family.

LIZS Thu 21-Aug-08 10:17:46

cyteen Thu 21-Aug-08 10:19:44

I am so, so sorry MDI This is just utterly shit and wrong.

Wishing you all strength and support, and wishing that kind words from strangers could do more

Cosette Thu 21-Aug-08 10:19:49

So sorry to hear this sad

lulumama Thu 21-Aug-08 10:19:52

sad am terribly sorry, nothing to be said really,is there? hope you have lots of support and help in RL x

CvQ Thu 21-Aug-08 10:20:07

sadlife is too too cruel.wishing your whole family love and strength x

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Thu 21-Aug-08 10:20:32

I am so sorry MDI, I wish there were more words that could convey what I would like to say.

flamingtoaster Thu 21-Aug-08 10:24:08

So sorry to hear this. Hope you and your family get all the help and support you need in these difficult months.

IShaggedInVictorianSqualor Thu 21-Aug-08 10:24:20

My sympathies. sad

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 21-Aug-08 10:30:06

I am so very sorry for you.

chapstickchick Thu 21-Aug-08 10:32:33

i too am so very sorry

this is one of my worst fears.

i hope you can find the inner strength to stay strong xxxx

Ledodgy Thu 21-Aug-08 10:33:30

So sorry to hear this mummydoit.

hughjarssss Thu 21-Aug-08 10:35:04

sad So so sorry for you and you're family.

LittleMissNorty Thu 21-Aug-08 10:35:22

sad life is so unfair

CantSleepWontSleep Thu 21-Aug-08 10:36:00

Very sorry MDI.

RustyBear Thu 21-Aug-08 10:37:50

I'm so sorry to hear this - wishing you strength & peace.

DisplacementActivity Thu 21-Aug-08 10:39:22

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EffiePerine Thu 21-Aug-08 10:40:49

So sorry MDI

electra Thu 21-Aug-08 10:45:16

sad I'm so sorry - thinking of you and your family xx

goblinvalley Thu 21-Aug-08 10:46:50

Very sorry to hear this sad

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