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15 January 2007 @ 09:05 am
my dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer about a year and a half ago. he'd been doing pretty well on the treatments, or so i'd been told. while i was home for christmas though, he told me and kath that the last round of treatment hadn't gone as well as the doctors had hoped, and that he was going in this month for an operation to have it removed.

so he went into the hospital on friday (saturday here) to get the operation done. i called home that day to wish him well, even though all i got was the answering machine.

apparently, it didn't go well. my mother called me at what was 3am this morning for me to see if i'd gotten an email from my sister about it, which i hadn't checked that day because i was out in kobe. while the cancer hadn't spread, the operation that normally takes 3 hours took 7. this put a really bad strain on my dad's kidneys, and they stopped working. he should have been put in the ICU but there was no room so they kept him in recovery and tried to get his kidneys working. my mom said they had finally gotten them working again, but he was still really sick and in the hospital. everyone's there, except me of course.

at 3am when i was half asleep it didn't really sink in. but this morning i've been really upset. all i can really do is just wait for news, i tried calling people but no answer on anyone's phones. and now i'm at work of course, so there's not much i can do.

anyway, keep my dad in your thoughts i guess. i don't really know what else to say or do.
S0n of N00nbibble on January 15th, 2007 12:17 am (UTC)
im so so sorry honey. i'll be praying.
Shibs Viciouselectriccandle on January 15th, 2007 12:27 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that. I'll be thinking of you.
Kay: Sad Tohmasylverice2 on January 15th, 2007 01:48 am (UTC)
Hey - I just talked to Kath, and she said that your dad was doing a bit better than he was yesterday, but that he's still at the hospital, and they're talking about possibly having to do another surgery. That's all I know right now, and she's on her way over here, so I'll have her email you a better update when she gets here.

I'm definitely thinking of your dad, and wishing him better. :0\ It's got to be really hard being so far away from this all. If you ever need someone to talk to/help you find things out, please don't hesitate to bother me, as I've been checking in with Kath about what's going on.
Mellenabsentmammoth on January 15th, 2007 01:55 am (UTC)
yeah, even though there's nothing i can do either here or there, it's hard to be so far away. and the time difference makes it really frustrating. and having to be at work. and thanks, i do appreciate the update, i may bother you again sometime soon. i have email and lj here at work, so if you get any news you can post it or email it. thank you so much.
Kay: Sad Tohmasylverice2 on January 15th, 2007 04:51 am (UTC)
Not a problem. I'll make sure to keep in touch with Kath so I can help keep you updated. Hang in there.
kristenflutterby1 on January 15th, 2007 01:56 am (UTC)
I am so sorry to hear about your dad, I will be thinking of you guys. And I am sorry that you are so far away and can't be there with him right now.
(Anonymous) on January 15th, 2007 02:48 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry. If there's anything I can do to help please let me know. I'm keeping your dad and family in my thoughts and prayers and will let you know if I hear anything, just in case it hasn't had the chance to make it overseas yet.

madbibliomancermadbibliomancer on January 15th, 2007 02:50 am (UTC)
sorry. thinking of you.
Gemma fucking Teller: Yin Yang Catsayanamisama on January 15th, 2007 05:57 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry! I'm thinking about you, Kath, and the family. I hope everything goes well...
brendaarei on January 15th, 2007 10:23 am (UTC)
i'll be praying for you...
strenge fruitrisetto on January 15th, 2007 12:11 pm (UTC)
Oh Mellen I'm here for you if you need anything! Anything at all! And I'm sending all my best thoughts to your dad!
lady_mclady_mc on January 15th, 2007 03:38 pm (UTC)
I am thinking of you and your family ... your dad is in my prayers. I can only imagine how much your must want to be there, so I will be praying for you as well and that you can find some peace.

Please, let me know if there is anything we can do for you or for your family.

Love you!
ShVHYH: my other expression.ineffabelle on January 15th, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC)
So sorry to hear about this. I wish him the best possible outcome.