Confusion

FormerMember
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My dad has secondary cancer in his brain which has spread from his lung. He’s not to get treatment as they say it would do him more harm than good.  He’s 79 and gets confused.  He’s on steroids and started off on 8mg per day which helped the confusion.  Now they’ve halved his dose to 4mg per day to give him immunotherapy but he seems to be getting confused again.  He seems to not know when it’s day or night.  But he knows what year, month and day it is.  Has anyone else experience of this type of confusion.

thanks 

  • FormerMember
    FormerMember

    Hi . My dad has recent been diagnosed with secondary brain mets (his original cancer is renal cell carcinoma). He suffers from exactly the same confusion as your dad. At one point his confusion was so bad, he couldn’t even read the clock correctly. He’s started on steroids and the confusion has subsided. He’s due to start immunotherapy on Wednesday but they’ve got his steroid dose the same and he’ll remain on that. 

  • Hi . How's your dad getting on with the immunotherapy?

    Sue

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  • FormerMember
    FormerMember in reply to buttercup01

    Hi

    dad wasn’t able to start immunotherapy as his liver enzymes are raised. He’ll have another blood test on Monday followed by another appointment on Wednesday. I’m not very confident that his liver enzymes will have decreased in a week :(. The consultant has already made us aware that we’ve got a very small window to start treatment. I think they will opt to make ded comfortable. Thank you for asking x

  • Hi @tabby85

    I'm sorry to hear re liver enzymes. Fingers crossed for better news on Wed  x

    Fear of the unknown is the worst thing. Once we know what we're facing, we find the strength to deal with it.