Re: Liver Infusion Pump?
I'm sorry your brother's pump is still leaking. Mine does too. We tried a lesser dose of the FUDR and I was able to handle it. It worked quite well on the tumor. Unfortunately, when they decided to up the dosage, my liver didn't like it. I only received chemo thru the pump a few times. Not sure if it was worth having this thing in me, but between the oxaliplatin and the FUDR they did a great job shrinking the tumor.
I LOVE LOVE Dr. Fong. You have to get used to Dr. Kemeny. She's definitely not a warm fuzzy person.
I had 3 embolizations to try to stop the leaks from my pump to the tumor, and the 3rd one was mostly successful. I know they try a few times to plug the leaks. She should confer with Dr. Fong about where the leak goes and then talk to you and your brother about the possibilities.
What chemo was your brother on?
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Any opinions I give are based on personal experiences, and are not based on medical knowledge. I strongly suggest receiving medical care and opinions.