Father about to die...?
by Kyriakos Tryfonidis
Hi, my father is fighting with mesothelioma 2.5 years now, he was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma. 35 days now he is hospitalized, because of abdominal effusion, doctors say that its mesothelioma progress to peritoneum. I am his son 26 years old and I have 2 sisters 19 and 23. My father is 55 years old. Doctors don't know how to treat him, his kidneys might fail due to the high toxicity levels from chemo but anyway it doesn't respond to chemo. He doesn't want to eat or hear anything about food. I fear his condition will start decreasing fast.. His absence in the house is creepy although we know he is in hospital. I don't want to loose my father, its too early!! We need him in our family. He is a man that has taken responsible of anything in the house and without him, it would be a disaster.. I fear my mother will die too from depression or something.. They are married for 25 years. I fear that me and my sisters will be the only family and it's sad.. I don't know what to do.. There is no cure.. I am searching like crazy in the internet for a new treatment or cure.. But nothing.. I want to be useful somehow.. But I can't.. I can see his fear and tiredness in his eyes.. He wants to fight he has a strong will for life but.. It doesn't seem to help.. We live in Greece and with all the crisis and economy life turns into a nightmare.. My Grandma(father's mom) is alive and healthy, 85 years old she is sad too ofcourse and if my dad dies I think she will go crazy literally. I think I am in the worst time of my life, although I had 2 hip surgery(due to wrong diagnosis, I had giant cell tumor in hip femur) when I was 20 that it makes me pain everyday (6 years now). I am limping too that makes things worst to provide any help to my father.. I a so sad.. I used to be a happy person.. My last 6 years are awful.