Chapter 92 Her Another Absence
The rescue operation to save Cason proved to be quite challenging. It wasn't until half-past five that the doctors finally wheeled him out.
As Penny gazed at her father, his face covered by an oxygen mask, a wave of bitterness overwhelmed her. "Doctor, is my father's condition really serious?"
Cason had been consumed with the company's affairs for years, neglecting his own health and never undergoing medical examinations. Any pain he experienced was merely alleviated with painkillers.
Penny couldn't help but recall the days when her mother was still alive. Even then, Cason's health was already in a fragile state.
During those times, her mother would often say that as long as they earned enough money, they could purchase a house in Prodale County, tend to a garden full of flowers and vegetables, and live a peaceful life.
When her mother married her father, their days became incredibly difficult, and they faced discrimination from others.
Cason, burdened with guilt towards his wife, always harbored the aspiration of making a fortune and providing her with a better life.
Unfortunately, he was oblivious to what her mother truly desired.
Even when the company finally started generating profits, it was too late.
Penny's mother passed away, leaving behind a lifetime of unfulfilled dreams. Despite their years of hard work, they were never able to experience the good life they had envisioned.
Instead, Helen reaped the benefits.
As the doctor removed his mask and glanced at Penny, he asked, "Who are you in relation to the patient?"
"I'm his daughter," Penny replied.
Motioning for the others to move Cason into the hospital room, the doctor pointed toward his office.
"The situation is a bit complicated. Please accompany me to my office."
Penny nodded and followed his steps.
As soon as they entered the office, the doctor let out a deep and heavy sigh.
"Ms. Stuart, I regret to inform you that your father is suffering from advanced-stage liver cancer. Now, we no longer recommend surgical intervention. He likely has approximately one year left, so it would be wise for you to start preparing yourself mentally."
Penny felt as though her entire world was spinning.
How could this be happening?!
"Doctor, are you sure?"
The doctor nodded solemnly. "That is what the examination has revealed. The cancer has already metastasized. He has been experiencing pain for the past two years, but he didn't pay much attention."
"Now, he can only rely on painkillers, and we should arrange for him to be admitted to the hospital soon. Additionally, his liver enzymes are elevated, likely due to his late nights and lack of proper rest. Given his age, prioritizing his health is of the utmost importance. Ms. Stuart, you must persuade him to rest well and get enough sleep," he added.
Penny stood there, speechless, unable to utter a word.
The doctor knew that it would be hard for her to accept it. With a heavy sigh, he felt at a loss for further words.