Doctor Says I Have Tumor- Chemo Only Answer (update)Submitted by punkskaguy on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 09:56
My husband, Dean, has asked me to post an update on his condition which is progressively getting worse. We've appreciated all the posts and comments in the past and hope that we might get some more of the same.
Dean has told you that he has a tumor above his collarbone and a hole. Since he has last posted, the tumor has become much more prominent and the hole is now nearly four inches wide by at least two inches. It has a thick, blistery lip around it and the walls of the hole, which the doctors call a fistula, have become thicker as the tumor has enlarged. There is a frequent discharge which the oncologist said is plasma. There is also bleeding from time to time which I think comes from the thick flesh of the wall and the blistery lip. Dean wanted me to post a photo, but I couldn’t tell how to attach one. Besides, it’s probably best not to, as the photos are too graphic.
Dean has lost a lot of weight. He lost almost 20 lbs. when we cut refined sugar out of his diet. He stopped having ice-cream shakes and chocolate syrup. We began juicing and added carrot/beet juice to his diet of protein shakes and pureed homemade soups, but his weight has suffered. Then he tried cannabis oil but he didn’t react too well to that. He vomited when he ingested it and lost even more weight and his fistula seemed to bleed more when the oil was applied topically, so he stopped using the oil, which in his mind, was his only hope. He is now at 120 lbs., literally skin and bones. He is very weak and rarely gets out of bed. He seems to have lost his appetite for the soups and vegetable juices. We’re trying to help him regain some weight and energy with high calorie peanut butter/protein shakes and fruit smoothies with B,C,D,E, zinc added. We also just began using pHenomenal , which is supposed to help get rid of the acidity in his body.
The past week has been extremely difficult. He hasn’t vomited, but he is very low in energy. He losses a little blood from the wound on occasion and he has dry heaved earlier in the week. He coughs and has a lot of phlegm. He has had fevers on and off all week, but he refuses to see a doctor, or go to the emergency room with, or without an ambulance. When I spoke to someone at the hospital about a home visit, they said Dean should go to the ER, because he could be septic (infection in the blood) due to the open wound. I’m also fearful that he could have pneumonia. When I tried to talk him into going, he got so stressed out that he began vomiting. His family also tried talking to him, but he refuses to go to the ER because he does not want to be admitted and is afraid they will give him glucose through the IV. But something is definitely going on with those temperatures coming back each day and he won’t be seen by his oncologist or ER. He thinks they can only hurt him. He would consider seeing a wound specialist. Is there such a doctor?
Thanks for reading. Dean says he has you all in his heart and appreciates you all.