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Sunday, 4 August 2013

John is really poorly at the moment

Hi Everyone

Today he saw his dedicated Oncologist and he was livid that the scan was not for 6 weeks, he gave him a thorough examination and said he wanted him in hospital, unfortunately there was not a bed today but we hopefully should hear tomorrow that there is one and I will then take him through.

Just got from another trip to the Hospital, John is really poorly. He got his scan date through for 3rd September, which is a long to off yet.

John is not too good at the moment, the heat is also taking its effect on him, we went back to the Oncologist last Tuesday and they think he should have another scan but not for 6 weeks, they say his blood results are OK so what is causing his present problems we are unsure.  He is not eating as well, some day he hardly eats much at all which is a worry as they say he is very constipated and needs to drink more and of course wait to get things moving.  They have given him some new tablets which I think are now starting to work as today he actually felt like going out and doing some work instead of just sitting about.  So hopefully things may be looking up a bit for him.

He has a build up of fluid in the abdominal cavity which is putting his intestines, stomach, lungs etc under a lot of compression.  So much so that he cannot eat and can only drink small sips of water.  They plan to drain this fluid off and do the scan whilst he is in hospital and hopefully start him on some more treatment.

If he deteriorates further during the evening of overnight I have to phone straight away.
He is totally exhausted now so has gone to bed.

I suppose we are just impatient but we wished they could more a bit quicker with things. I know they have a certain procedure to follow but he is in so much discomfort whilst all this is going on.

They have already drained 4.5 litres if fluid from his abdomen and will take another 3 today but this has to be taken off slowly so as not to affect his blood pressure.  He is still not eating properly but it is a case of trying to tempt him with food.

I will keep you posted on his progress which I think is going to be slow.

Hugs Hazel


  1. Sorry to hear this Hazel, I hope things get sorted for you soon.

    Hugs Julie xx

  2. So sorry to hear about John, he must be so weak after this very humid spell of weather. You look after yourself too Hazel and hopefully you hear from the hospital soon. Hugs Rita xxx