Thursday, March 18, 2004

On a more serious note

My dad’s test results showed that whatever is wrong with him (strong odds of a cancerous mass), it has remained localized and not spread to other parts of his body. The bad news is that the mass is growing rapidly and if unchecked will begin causing serious symptoms in another month (or less). My dad will not agree to radiation and cannot have surgery to remove the mass without it. His high blood pressure and his age (almost 86) and general health are also factors in the decision not to pursue surgery.

We took care of quite a bit of business for him while we were there, including getting the durable power of attorney notarized and visiting a mortician to make funeral arrangements. I plan on returning in about two weeks to check up on him. I fear he is beginning to fade pretty fast.

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