YEAH!!! 2nd piece of good news, Dads bilirubin is now 143, it has dropped 151 in 2 weeks. A big improvement on the 16 it had dropped previously. He has an appointment a week on Wednesday to see the oncologist, hopefully if it keeps falling as much he will be able to start treatment.
Gavin, We did go away and whilst I didn't want to at the time I'm glad we did. My son loved staying at the cottage on the farm, feeding the chickens, ducks and pigs and making friends with the cats. We took some lovely photos to share with Mom and Dad. It was also lovely coming home and seeing the difference in him, something I probably wouldn't have noticed so much if I'd have stayed at home.
Katja, Dad is still yellow tinged but his urine is normal and the itching has gone, plus the appetite has returned. If his eyes where whiter he would look more tanned than jaundiced. From last time though I know it takes a while for normal colour to return. The bilirubin test results today have put our mind at rest that the stent is working. Fingers crossed Chemo can start soon.
Kris, yes good news is definatley a tonic, 2 weeks ago I felt like my world was ending again but today we all feel great. It goes to show you never know what's round the corner and even though it's hard you do really have to take it one day at a time.
Best wishes to everyone
Devoted Daughter to the most wonderful Dad a girl could ask for. Sadly lost his battle on 19.02.11, peacefully in the arms of Mom and I. As requested by Dad "we will keep on smiling".