George went to his Oncologist ( Cancer Doctor), Appointment yesterday. The Doctor was a very thorough, and straight forth. His name is William Velasquez, and he stated that he was still waiting on medical files from the Breslin Cancer Center, where George under went treament in Lansing.
Dr. Velasquez went on to tell us that someone who has stage 4 Colon Cancer usually only gets treatment to prolong life, but not to cure it. He also stated that in his initial evaluation, George has an enlarged liver, and that he could feel several lumps, or masses in the stomach, lung, and liver ares.
Dr. Velasquez stated that he read the results from Georges Cat-Scan he had at Northeast Medical in Humble, and that it stated there were abrasions in the Lungs, Liver, and the Stomach area. He stated that could make life for George at minimum, somewhat pain free.
George was very comfortable with that answer, in which he stated that no Doctor had ever been so straight forward, and thorough. George felt good knowing he had a Doctor close to Mom, and Dads.
Although, the Doctor advised George that he had the option of having Hospis, come to him every week, or he could continue coming to his office once a week. George decided to go in for now, and he would talk about home care later.
I know, as we all do!, that it is inevidable, but George, for the most part is very happy, and can make decisions on his own. I know that he has not much of a future left, but he is starting to draw, and do things for himself. We need to, as a family, let him know that we are him for him through thick and thin.