My son age 41 going on four, severely mentally challenged, non-verbal (from spinal meningitis at 14 months of age) diagnosed with hairy cell leukemia. I didn't want to make him have chemo, can't explain why he is sick, he would not understand. Doctor says his blood levels are getting low enough that I have to make a decision
(his Dad is deceased so this one is all mine). If I do nothing, they give him three years to live. And they probably won't be good years as he will be susceptible to most anything, including more cancer of a different nature. I'm not sure what I should do for my boy. I love him, he loves his life and everyone that knows him loves him because that's just his nature - he just loves everybody. If I don't try the chemo, I'll feel like I killed my own son without trying if he dies. Yet taking him for these horrendous IV poisons just doesn't make sense to me either. I don't know what to do. Help! Anyone out there have a situation like this?