Hello, my Dad has Bowel Cancer. He does not like to talk about with us so I am a little unsure of its progression.
He was told October 2013 it was terminal and he had 12-18 months to live. Would this mean he has stage 4? He has never had any chemo or radiation. He did have an operation at the beginning to remove part of his bowel.
He seems to have intermittent pain, a few days of really bad pain where he has to take Morphine. The pain is in his stomach, back and now his testicle. He is always very tired and doesn't eat much but then he will randomly bounce back and feel good again.
A few days ago he had an MRI or CT (not sure) and they said it had maybe moved or grown, it is hard to get accurate info out of him, but he is waiting for his consultant to get back from holiday to decide whether or not to operate again.
I am just a little bit confused as to what to expect, is he near the end? Or if not how will it happen? Will he be okay one day and then all of a sudden be bed ridden? Will he be conscious?
Also if one day he takes a turn for the worst, who do we call? Do we call his consultant or his GP? Will somebody come to the house to check on him or will it be purely down to us. Not that that is a problem but I would want the bets possible care for him.
Any advise or info in greatly appreciated.