Timeline of Events

Dad’s Biopsy Results

October 17, 2018

Dad’s Biopsy Results Today, October 17, 2018, my Dad was diagnosed with Stage IV Small Cell Lung Cancer. His cancer has metastasized (spread) to his…

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First Chemotherapy Treatment

October 25, 2018

Today, Dad had his first round of chemotherapy. We arrived for his 9:30am appointment. They did blood work to make sure that everything was good…

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2 Morphine Pills Every 6 Hours

November 2, 2018

Dad’s pain was more than one morphine pill every 6 hours could handle. We called his oncologist, and she told him to take 2 pills…

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Doctor Prescribed Gabapentin

November 5, 2018

Today, I picked up a prescription for Dad for Gabapentin. The doctor described it as a milder version of a pain pill, but after reading…

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14 Days After Chemo – The Hair Loss Begins

November 7, 2018

We are 14 days into Dad’s first chemotherapy treatment. He got out of the shower today and said he’s had a couple sore spots on…

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Best Day Since Before We Received Cancer Diagnosis – Day 15

November 8, 2018

Dad feels better today than he has felt since he arrived from Florida on October 8th, 2018. He got lab work done today. It has…

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Second Chemotherapy Treatment

November 15, 2018

Today, we took Dad in for his 2nd chemotherapy treatment. We stayed a little while with him and waited for the doctor to come see…

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Emergency Room Visit – Dad Can Hardly Walk

November 25, 2018

Today we took Dad to the emergency room. Over the past week or so, his inability to walk up the stairs has gotten worse, and…

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Admitted to the Hospital

December 3, 2018

Today, Dad was admitted to the hospital. He is suffering from severe weakness, pain, dizziness and confusion.

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Doctor Ordered MRI on Dad’s Brain and Spine

December 5, 2018

We finally got somewhere today! Since Dad’s admission to the hospital on Monday, we have been trying to get some answers as to why his…

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Brain and Spine Metastases Diagnosis

December 7, 2018

We spoke with Dad’s oncologist this morning about his spine and brain MRI results. The news was not good. Dad has several lesions on his…

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Admitted to Physical Therapy Facility

December 7, 2018

Today, Dad was discharged from the hospital, but not to come home. They discharged him and moved him to a physical therapy facility with hopes…

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Dad Is Home – Hospice Followed Him

December 22, 2018

Today, we brought Dad back home from his 1 week hospital stay proceeded by his 2 week therapy stay. A lot happens in a matter…

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My Dad Made it to Heaven Today

December 29, 2018

I Love You Dad!

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