Al’s Story

Site created on June 5, 2018

My father is a grandpa of 8 he is the best Papa in the world.  He started to get dizzy we don’t know when it started but it’s been going on since beginning of this year and it got so bad I had to leave work because my dad couldn’t get out of bed.  I checked his vitials and took him to the doctors and they said it was nothing.  It kept happening so my mom took him they said it was  vertigo.  After a couple of weeks it got worse so my mom was  persistent Nivant didn’t care they avoided them and brushed it off. My mother went the box of Novant to find that my dad has a tumor on his brain that has caused him to lose hearing in his one ear and some vision lost as well as some memory difficulties.  His only choices are to have suergry that will cause  paralysis and he would have to tape his eyelids shut at night.  The other choice is radiation but the have to put a  Halo on his head which is the drilling on the bone of the head to put four bolts or screws in while they shoot radiation to the tumor.  Please keep him in your prayers. His surgery is June 12.

Newest Update

Journal entry by Jessica Ancho

Just want to update everyone. My dad for the past week or a little more has had trouble breathing he has been to the emergency room and the doctors haven’t not seen this in 20 years. My dad had a allergic reaction the the contrast dye which is still causing breathing issues like he is suffocating. They are researching the allergic reaction that my dad had and reaching out to other areas to find out if anyone has had similar problems. The only thing that helps is prednisone but he can not be on that forever because it will cause kidney problems. Just keep him in your prayers. It’s tough on him and my mom right now they just want it all to go away. He has a appointment with the allergy team tomorrow to see what they can help with.
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