Carl Miller

First post: Apr 26, 2017 Latest post: May 1, 2017
In September 2016 my Dad was being treated for pneumonia and was in and out of the hospital for several weeks.  After passing out he was transferred to Forsyth in Winston-Salem, where it was confirmed that he had lung cancer on the left lung and it passed through the adrenaline gland to the liver. Scans showed it was not found anywhere else.  We were put directly with Dr. Groate.  We had heard really good things about Dr. Groate and everything we have heard is true.  We met with Dr. Groate on Election Day and he was going to start chemo.  Daddy was so week that he wanted us to go get blood and then start chemo the next week.  My Dad was a trooper he went through four weeks of chemo.  We had a treatment and was off two weeks and then back again.  He was never sick and did not have to have a port.  We had a scan in December and it showed the chemo was working the spots on the liver were barely noticeable and the spot on the lung had shrunk.  He was getting stronger and feeling better.  So his blood dropped so we had to have another transfusion but still he was a little weak.  On Friday, April 14, he started with a bug and he got really weak and was not eating much.  We were to see Dr. Groate on Monday of the next week and when we went Dad passed out in his office.  So EMS was called and he was taken to the WRMC in which they gave him fluids.  On Tuesday he went back to the hospital for a catheter.  He was just getting weaker, so on Saturday, 4-22-17 we took him to WRMC in which they said he had a UTI and saw fluid in his left lung.  He was then transferred to Forsyth on Saturday.  They drew fluid off the lung on Sunday and I stayed with him on Sunday night.  He is very confused at this point.  Dr. Groate came in on Monday and said he is going to go over the fluid that was drawn and it could be the cancer.  He will be talking with us tomorrow.  I love my Dad very much.  Teresa Miller            

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