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    My heart hurts!

    M husband is c-5 c-7 incomplete sci. . He had his bladder removed nov 10
    ( bladder cancer) doc calls me a day or so later and tells me he now has prostate cancer . tells he he might be able to come home in a few days . I get a call from an icu doc that tells me they where called to his room they had to do cpr ventilate him . He vomited and it went in his lungs . He has been on a ventilater for a week they weened him down to 50% their talking about doing a trache. he is filled with fluid and there are bags and there are so many bags he is on antibiotics for an infection he has a presure sore behind the heel of his foot I worry about his behind 11 yrs injury never had one. He is fighting this just to fight anouther battle with cancer that I cant even tell him about yet. My heart breaks for him. He survived 11 yrs of sci and all that came with it this by far is the worse.

    #2
    Dear exhale, I wish you the wisdom to know what to do. Prostate cancer is very treatable, BIL had it, 12 yrs later is hunting and riding cycles, his brother had it, same thing. The aspiration of fluids is another thing, that can be serious. Long time to get better, as does the c.
    Take it one step at a time, life is precious, however you do want to take into consideration his Inst. to Resus. It's really a tough situation, wish you and he, all the best, in decisions, and or recuperation. My prayers are with you.

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      #3
      exhale, so very sorry to hear of all you and your husband are going through right now. No great words of wisdom, unfortunately, but I wish you both brighter days ahead.

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        #4
        Exhale...

        Sorry to hear about your situation. My hubby had prostate CA before his SCI and had a radical prostatectomy. As fishn'guy said... the condition is very treatable. Hang in there and know that we are thinking about you!

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          #5
          Originally posted by exhale45 View Post
          M husband is c-5 c-7 incomplete sci. . He had his bladder removed nov 10
          ( bladder cancer) doc calls me a day or so later and tells me he now has prostate cancer . tells he he might be able to come home in a few days . I get a call from an icu doc that tells me they where called to his room they had to do cpr ventilate him . He vomited and it went in his lungs . He has been on a ventilater for a week they weened him down to 50% their talking about doing a trache. he is filled with fluid and there are bags and there are so many bags he is on antibiotics for an infection he has a presure sore behind the heel of his foot I worry about his behind 11 yrs injury never had one. He is fighting this just to fight anouther battle with cancer that I cant even tell him about yet. My heart breaks for him. He survived 11 yrs of sci and all that came with it this by far is the worse.
          Hi, Dont be frustrate, Now prostrate cancer are easily cure.
          I was diagnosed with prostrate cancer one year ago, I have had radiotheraphy treatment, 28 treatments on the machine. I did not have any side effects and last week had the all clear. Just got to have PSA checked yearly.

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            #6
            I'm so sorry for your troubles.

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              #7
              Exhale, it must feel overwhelming. In the past, the word cancer usually was a death sentence. Not anymore. I had a relative who was diagnosed with prostate cancer and is doing great. Life has its challenges.. Sounds like he coded. I am sorry. Great he is weened down to 50% on the vent, and looks like he will continue to improve. Thinking of you..

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                #8
                Not sure why this has been brought forward again, but prostate cancer is VERY different from bladder cancer.

                In addition, the OP was talking about her husband being critically ill in the ICU as a result of a complication. She has not been back here on our forums since Jan., so probably will not see your replies, but we don't know the condition of her husband at this time. While we would like an update, she has not posted since then, so we really don't know anything more.

                (KLD)
                The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                  #9
                  SCI, missed it.. thanks. Hope he has recovered and she will let us know how he is doing.

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                    #10
                    My 73 year old Grandmother had a spinal bleed in october, paralyzed from the Nipple down, they call her a high para, She has had numerous problems since then, in and out of the hospital. Recently she has decided that she no longer wants to go on, and is refusing to drink or eat? I need some help!

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by boc View Post
                      My 73 year old Grandmother had a spinal bleed in october, paralyzed from the Nipple down, they call her a high para, She has had numerous problems since then, in and out of the hospital. Recently she has decided that she no longer wants to go on, and is refusing to drink or eat? I need some help!
                      So sorry, I know how hurtful that is.
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                        #12
                        Up date on my husband

                        I have not been here in awhile. after bladder cancer surgery everything went down hill. My husband came home March 18 after 4 months in the hospital. Saddly 3 wks ago we found out he now has lung cancer. It could be slowed down with chemo but not cured, the doctor said maybe a year my husband decided not to have chemo

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                          #13
                          up date on husband

                          I wanted continue this cause I felt theres so much more to say, as a wife/ care giver I also am his protector his/ arm /legs /his voice when no body lisened . I have learned so much . People always ask How do you do it? You just do thats how. Just because somebody becomes disable doesnt make them less deserving. He is a fighter ,I pray he doesnt suffer , After his sci it felt like the world ended for a long time but you get on with life as its going to be because you have to but this is worse then I could ever imagine . Theres not a day that I dont look at him and already know how much Im going to miss him 31 yrs together I have decided one day at a time make memories while we have it.take all the good we have and make the best of it i thank this forum for all the people here all the information and kind words that have helped a lot of people . The world of sci is complicated to the normal person that has not been touched by sci So god bless

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                            #14
                            exhale, so sorry to hear...prayers and thoughts for all...God bless you both...

                            teena

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by exhale45 View Post
                              I have not been here in awhile. after bladder cancer surgery everything went down hill. My husband came home March 18 after 4 months in the hospital. Saddly 3 wks ago we found out he now has lung cancer. It could be slowed down with chemo but not cured, the doctor said maybe a year my husband decided not to have chemo
                              I'm sorry to hear that; I also support your husband's decision. If he has a year to live, I think he'll live it much more comfortably without chemo treatments. Quality of time is much more important than quantity. Maybe you two can go some place you always wanted and never been. If you're religious, maybe some place important to your religion would be nice and uplifting despite the circumstances. If you're not religious, maybe go some place serene and away from your everyday life so you two can just enjoy each other, talk, and be together in a new place.

                              I'm sorry for both of your impending losses.

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