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22 September 2008 @ 10:17 pm
Update 2  
It never rains, but it pours.

Stroke-like symptoms are from a brain bleed that is tentatively identified by MRI as an aggressive malignant tumor. Another MRI tomorrow, if that does not confirm, biopsy on Wednesday. He is in and out of lucidity, in and out of conciousness. He is inoperable because of age and physical condition, but it will decide treatment, or, start another bleed. If it is what they suspect, he has a month, barring complications, like from blood pressure, or something else.

Hoping for swift and gentle passing, he hates being like this, hated it before this incident. The tumor would explain the loss of vision, cognitive abilities and balance, I'm gut certain of the diagnosis, but I don't even play a doctor on tv. Sent The Boy™ home, he doesn't need to see any more of this. Let him remember his grandfather in better shape.

I'm really okay, just sad and v. tired. Thanks for your good wishes.
Current Mood: tiredtired
Cellicelli on September 23rd, 2008 03:30 am (UTC)
*more hugs*
Vanilla  ... Spiked with Slivovitz: Mermaids singingjenna_thorn on September 23rd, 2008 03:36 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry. I really don't have anything else to say but that. I know how much you love him, and how you were taking care of him, and I hurt for you.

Just remember that you have a circle of women here, holding hands, with you. You are not alone.

We love you.
Red eyed and bluejessikate on September 23rd, 2008 03:39 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry. I hope he's being kept comfortable.
Fighting Crime with a Giant Dandelion Since 2013pameladean on September 23rd, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)
Oh my God. Sometimes explanations are small comfort.

Even though you can't go home yet, the memories of him in better shape will come back after a while.

biblio_techbiblio_tech on September 23rd, 2008 02:13 pm (UTC)
It's true. And those memories will be a comfort and a joy.

For now though, all good wishes and prayers for your father's comfort and your own strength.
Jonquil Serpyllumjonquil on September 23rd, 2008 04:02 am (UTC)
I'm very sorry. May it be swift and easy.