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Stage 5-6 dementia, CPOD, emphysema, lung cancer, pneumonia

Hi - my stepdad has stage 5-6 dementia , CPOD, emphysema, and lung cancer . He recently was undergoing SBRT for the tumor (stage 1) and after three treatments was in the hospital with pneumonia - two weeks later he seems better - a little unsteady on his feet but doctor says he needs 24/7 babysitting or go to nursing home coz mom can t care for him at home with what he needs. we are confused doesn t seem bad enough for 24/7 - he was on level 2 oxygen and went up to 3, now trying him on 1.5 should he go back for the rest of treatments - it isn t seen as a cure
Asked On : Thu, 19 Apr 2012
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COPD,Empysema of the lung are chronic diseases and super added with pneumonia, in cancer lung after radiation therapy, i think he is in critical period. To overcome these problems, he needs medical supervision , may not be available in the home. He can shift to home, once his condition is stabilized means he requires only oxygen and able to breath normally on oxygen.Going for further cancer treatment is , in my view, not give any positive results.
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