Hi everyone, just to give an update that we are coming to the last leg of the UK trip and my dad is still doing all right. No significant signs that ascites is progressing.
I also updated our signature- you can see that his situation while less complicated for the colon cancer part, he had multiple heart and other issues, all serious and he still came out ok (for now). For instance right up to the Resection surgery, he had a mysterious fever. They decided to proceed anyway while drawing cultures. Post resection, they tell us it’s the worst case scenario and it’s infection of the artificial heart valve he got in 2004 (endocarditis). As he’s allergic to cefazolin, the best antibiotics for it, he has to to have 6 weeks of another 2 IV antibiotics which also trashed his kidney to this day.
Just before his 2nd aortic valve surgery, he was admitted in hospital for serious prostate infection which was so bad it caused him to be delirious. He was treated via IV antibiotics, and he was cleared for the valve surgery.
He just passed the 5 year mark for his Stage 3b cancer in March this year.
He’s a survivor and I’m so proud of him.
Just to share for those who might have heart issues as well as CC.
Dad, diagnosed CC age 70
T3n1m0 5cm tumor in sigmoid
Resection Mar 2014, fever, endocarditis of aortic heart valve. 2 months of IV antibiotics
5FU continuous infusion 6months
Post chemo scan clear Feb 2015, port removed
2016- clear scan
2017- clear scan
2018 - clear scan, serious prostate infection, aortic valve replacement via TAVI
April 2019 - clear scan, but with mild ascites around liver. Scan again in 6 months
Oct 2019 - clear scan, ascites reduced to negligible