Re: [MOL] Lillian /Reply to Laurie ! [01245] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Lillian /Reply to Laurie !



Oh Laurie, I was so sorry to hear about Pop"s, it is frustrating when you
want so to get someone well and they don't have the fight in them.  Perhaps
we just don't have all the answers and the patient may know just a wee bit
more than us from an inside source.  Gosh I remember my mother saying to me
"have you ever thought that I just may be tired?"  It hit me like a lead
balloon.  This is the second time I have heard not so good about Emory.  I
will keep him in my prayers.

Let me know if you can get a copy of the tape and how much; so I can send
you a check immediately.  Thanks!  Your friend, lillian


----- Original Message -----
From: <dlpooleparty@mindspring.com>
To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 1999 10:16 PM
Subject: [MOL] Lillian /Reply


> I planned on contacting the station anyway for a copy for us, will get one
> for you too if they will make copies.  I'll let you know.
> What follows is an update on us that I sent to her last night after the
> program...
> More tomorrow.
> Love,
> Laurie
>
>
>
> Hello Cori!!!
> I just saw you on TV (News Channel 2 - The Last Resort), and am THRILLED
> you're doing so well!!!  Congratulations on your success story! You look &
> sound great!!
> I'm sorry I haven't corresponded lately, just couldn't keep up with it
all.
> I haven't been on MOL in about 3months, so I've no idea what's been going
> on.  We haven't been doing so well with Pop's cancering journey.  His
"care"
> at Emory has been so much less than satisfactory that we've actually
'fired'
> that Dr. Fanucci who was also on the special.  He only treats the cancer,
> not the patient...Never the patient.  He shouldn't even be in contact with
> the patients -  just send him off to his lab to do his research & the
world
> will be a better place.  Not once has anyone there taken the time to let
us
> know where Pop stands in the whole process.  How he's actually doing in
> terms of say,,, showing him an xray or CT scan, explaining whether the
chemo
> is helping or not or even making a difference, or just making him
miserable!
> They just tell him what to do, when to do it & that he'll be on Chemo the
> rest of his life.  He told them what they could do with their chemo after
> his last treatment 3 wks. ago.  We have an appt. with another (well
> recommended) Onc. at Kennestone in about 2 wks.
> Unfortunately on Monday, on his way to get the results of his final CT
scan
> there, he became very debilitated & my husband had to virtually carry him
to
> his car.  Davis took his dad straight to the Emory E.R. (Fanucci doesn't
see
> sick patients- only does cancer treatments)  where they discovered his
blood
> oxygen saturation level to be 74.  I guess 60 is fatal, 99 normal.  They
got
> him stabilized & admitted him.  He has pneumonia, and is not doing too
well.
> A new Onc. was assigned to Pop's case as Davis made it crystal clear they
> wanted nothing to do w/ Fanucci.  Apparently this new Doc was a far cry
> better than any we've experienced and took over 30 minutes to explain the
x
> rays they took and the condition of Pop's lungs.  Tomorrow at 9am we're
both
> going down to meet with this Dr. while he reveals the latest prognosis.
At
> least he supports the decision to boot the Chemo.  Pop's almost toxic
> anyway, so there couldn't be too many more treatments anyway...He just
feels
> that under the circumstances, should he not continue chemo, he will have
> only a couple of months at best.  But maybe still, they will be better
> months...
>   I do so admire your passion to find a better way!  I don't know why, but
> we can't seem to get Davis' dad to make a concerted, honest effort to TRY
to
> get himself better.  He won't drink water, won't eat veggies, & heaven
> forbid they be fresh! He just wants it to be dropped in his lap!  No
effort
> involved!  The best things in life, even and including life itself, just
> don't come that way!!
> I am so proud of you Cori!  You hang in there & keep up the good care of
> yourself!
> Much love,
> Laurie Poole
>
>
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