Topic: Update Jeff G. Juandice/Scan
Oh! what a week in December, 63 ! Hospital visit every day last week. Had CT Scan and saw GI Doc. Labs taken 6 times due to potassium low levels. Eight hours of IV drip of potassium and will continue powdered form 4 times daily for two weeks. Results of scan showed no blockage of bile ducts and GI doc suggest it's the liver failing due to tumors. He did order a sonagram and a special billibrium blood test that I guess gives two different readings. A low and high. If one or the other is present it determines/confirms any blockage in the esophagus and if stenting within the liver its self would be of any good. Potassium wise, have to watch the diuretics and oral stool softener with salt as it slowly drains your body of potassium. Same goes for the suppositories. GI doc thought maybe all that daily dose of mirilax may be adding stress to the liver causing the juandice to be more pronounced. I guess we'll see in the next couple of weeks. In the mean time, I'm still wobbling around out of balance using the cane. Had a couple more falling into the walls because of my socks getting caught up under my toes. Time for the socks to come off. Cherrio for now!