My dad is 87 years old, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer recently. I went into the dr with him the first couple of visits, and the dr told me what was going on. The third dr apt., I started to go in with him but he loudly told me no, in front of a waiting room full of people. He cannot hear well, and if he doesn't hear something he won't ask anyone to repeat what they said and he will not ask questions.
From what I understood, he was going to get a shot every 4 months for the cancer and they were going to watch it closely. He did have a cat scan done, I was not allowed to take him, he went by himself, and he got confused on where to go in the building, but blamed it on the people working there did not tell him the right way to go
The other morning he received a call, my mom does not have a clue who called and he said that he was getting radiation treatments but it was not a big deal and getting these treatments are nothing.
We do not know why all of a sudden this has happened, don't know when or where, his response was I will let you know. He has a dr apt Tuesday morning, my mom wants me to take him but she doesn't know what doctor, time or place and he isn't talking.
My mom has her own issues, she has copd, and is on oxygen, her legs are swelled up and she can't hardly walk. There are also mental issues with her also, she was so mad at me one night when I called the paramedics for my dad, she was in the kitchen slamming the cupboard doors and yelling, I knew you were going to do this, I should never have called you, plus she threatened to call the cops on me and kicked me out of the house. My dad was in the hospital for a week and the er dr took 2 liters of urine out of him, but he felt fine.
It is pretty much me taking care of them, my 2 kids help as much as they can, my sister lives out of state, she said she is hoping to get up here in a couple of weeks
I am at the end of my rope, I don't know what to do.