I want to start off by giving all of those who have given me words of encouragement this last year a big Thanks. I will continue to need it and the distraction FarmallCub gives me, in the upcoming months.
Dad has multiple health issues, most as a result of medications/treatments he received through the VA in the late 50's early 60's. They thought back then it was a good idea to treat his psoriasis with Methiolated Mercury cream, and then years of Methotrexate. Nothing like heavy metals in your bloodstream.
He is dealing with reduced liver function, kidney function, he has had heart surgery to repair an aortic anurysm and has a titanium valve. He has another one where the arteries from his legs join. He is on blood thinners so his valve don't clot, has internal bleeding and has been given 4 pints of blood the last 4 weeks, but, they can't find the source. This thickens his blood.
Everything they do, affects another issue. so treatment is always the lesser of 2 evils. Dad is 73 and has led a good life. I just received word that he is bleeding again and will need more blood today.
All in all, the DR.'s have given him up to 7 months. our goal right now is to get him back on his boat fishing one more time.
keep us in your prayers. he is not in pain, just slowly going down hill.