Tony is not doing well. The rate of decline is accelerating at an alarming rate. Just adjusting into a sitting position in bed wears him out requiring one or two rest periods during the process. This kind of in-bed adjustment was not a big deal yesterday. We have an adjustable hospital bed to put in his room, but he has refused it so far because he wants to keep his bed.
His mental function is at the point that we are not sure whether or not he knows what is going on about him. We understand very little of what he says. He talks a lot, but his words are either unrecognizable or used inappropriately. He falls asleep all the time now, and is not eating much.
We talked to the doctor today, and he does not recommend bothering Tony with any more blood tests. The doctor does not believe any chemo will help the tumor at this point, and he doesn't believe Tony's body can take another round of chemo. The focus from here on will be keeping him comfortable.