Family and Friends of George McCracken

George McCracken is my Father. He's 73 years old. This past September he was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. Our family is spread across the country spanning three time zones and this blog is an attempt to create a place where we can all share information. Feel free to post updates from calls home to Ma or whatever related random thoughts you might feel like sharing.

Friday, October 29, 2004

Another turn of the screw...

Just got off the phone with Ma. The Kemo is delayed again. Dad’s blood work is in decline again. The Dr says his kidneys are failing. They’ve prescribed a new medication to help his kidney function. The problem at a higher level is that his body is getting nothing from the food he does eat. Dad is very weak today.

Kim and Kevin are putting a railing up on the stairs outside to help him. I asked Ma if she thought a ramp would be a good idea. She said she doesn’t think Dad will be leaving the house too many more times…

The Dr gives Dad 1 or 2 more months at the most. 2 months sounds optimistic to me. Dad still wants the Kemo. He has another appointment for Tuesday. Ma isn’t optimistic and wonders why Dad wants to try. I told her about my conversation with Dad the other night and how he said he wants go do down fighting. What else is there to do?

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