By writer to www.echo-news.co.uk
THE household of a loving dad who was handed a shock terminal most cancers analysis say they don’t seem to be but able to let him go and have launched a £90,000 fundraiser in a bid to pay for life-saving therapy.
Andrew Kyranides, from Benfleet, was recognized with a uncommon Neuroendocrine tumour in his abdomen and gullet simply 4 weeks in the past at Southend Hospital.
With the father-of-four initially experiencing no signs, the information got here as a whole shock to spouse, Karen Whittaker.
The 54-year-old mentioned: “It began when he had a ache in his abdomen which lasted for a few weeks. He suffers from indigestion so we didn’t suppose an excessive amount of of it.
“When it didn’t settle he went to the docs who ran by way of potential signs he might have. He didn’t actually have any of them, so that they mentioned it wasn’t prone to be most cancers.”
However tragically an endoscopy positioned the uncommon most cancers and located it had unfold to his liver and lymph nodes.
She added: “To say it was a shock to the system can be an understatement. He has now been supplied palliative care chemotherapy on the age of 51-years-old, however we aren’t able to let him go.
“It’s taken three weeks to type therapy – he’s as a result of begin Monday however he has quickly deteriorated in that point. His ache is getting worse, he’s not consuming correctly and he’s having bother swallowing.”
The devoted household have now widened their seek for assist for Andrew, and are hoping he can be accepted for immunotherapy or hyperthermia therapy at clinics in Spain or Germany and a Go Fund Me web page has been set as much as pay the prices.
Karen added: “He all the time sorted me after I was unwell. I had each my kidneys eliminated and should do every day dialysis, so he was my kidney donor.
“I had a stroke so I couldn’t be on the transplant checklist, nevertheless it’s one thing they’re speaking about doing once more which is now clearly tough due to Andrew’s situation.
“I’ll do something to assist him –this might prolong his life. Phrases can’t categorical how grateful we’re for the assist, this implies all the things to us.”
To donate, go to the household’s Go Fund Me page.
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