We still don't know what kind of Lymphoma my Dad has. We are praying for Hodgkins (because it would be the easiest to treat) but lymphoma's in general have a high cure/treat rate. The past few days have been insanely up and down. We know that he has liver, kidney and lung involvement. He is not able to eat (he vomits anything he eats) so they will be doing a GI series tomorrow. In addition they will be doing a lumbar puncture and MRI to see if he has tumors in his brain. That would account for the vomiting AND the disorientation.
Thankfully they have him well hydrated and have begun to manage his soaring calcium levels. He is exhausted. Like barely walk to the bathroom exhausted. He's lost 30 pounds in the past month. His hair is thinning. His skin has no color. He barely talks. BUT they say he should beat it.
Tomorrow the docs are hoping to have the biopsy results so we know what kind of lymphoma it is and how they will treat it. The PICC line is in so he will probably begin chemo fairly quickly after official diagnosis.
The whole process is just so scary. The "C" word scares the hell out of me. My Mom and my grandmother are both cancer survivors. I know how "beatable" it is but it still scares you half to death.