Topic: Update on my dad

My dad has been fighting for over 6 years now. He's been in the hospital for the last month. He had a stent inserted to open his pyloric valve as it had narrowed due to tumor, that explains why he couldnt eat, had acid reflux,always felt full and vomiited often. He's had and internal/external drain fitted which he has never had before they were always internal. GI doctor said he could not pass his scope through the pyloric stent and even when he had a look with a smaller scope he could not see the end of the existing internal bile stent thinking it might have tumor growing over it. Radiologist managed to get a stent through his existing internal stent with one end going into the duodenum and other end draining bile externally. Dads jaundice however still persists his eyes are really yellow and hes lost a lot of weight he is skin and bones. He had to have his drain replaced today as it was leaking. Dr said jaundice may stay the same as it appears the disease is progressing. He says dads liver function is stable but if he gets weaker and does not eat he may have 3 months. Dad is eating though he is still fighting. Ive told him that he shouldnt force himself but only eat if he wants to and he feels comfortable. My mum told me he eats in front of mJe cuz he thinks it will hurt my feelings as if he is giving up. Today he said he wants to fight he wants to come home. Its his grandson (my son) 2nd birthday this friday. Ive been taking him resource 2.0 to drink every day so does my mum and i help with his breakfast im mixing vitamin powder and some extra protein powder into his oatmeal. I told him that he needs to put some nutrients back into his body for the length of time he couldnt eat which was almost 2 to 3 weeks. Hes drinking hot water with juice of 1 lemon for his liver and to relieve the jaundice(hopefully). Im going to start giving him pedialyte for electrolytes he might be losing from the bile thats draining externally. Arrangements for hospice care at home have been made just in case. Ive been doing a lot of reading these past few days on how i can help him. Im thinking one last push whilst he wants to and he is able. So we stay strong and pray. It is physically and emotionally stressful and difficult. On a lighter note i came across something that might be of great interest to us all im not sure if anyone has come across this or not but do a google search for

Vitamin k2 inhibition of cholangiocellular carcinoma by autophage formation
And
Vitamin k therapy for cancer
Good luck to everyone and also as always thoughts and prayers for you all

Re: Update on my dad

Narinder...I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's disease progression and the accompanying difficulties he is experiencing. 
I am wondering:  is your Dad still suffering from nausea and vomiting?

Hugs,
Marion

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Re: Update on my dad

Not so much now hes been okay with that

Re: Update on my dad

Dear Narinder, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. You are doing all the right things and I think one of the best RX will be to attend your son's 2nd Birthday, making some more Happy Memories. Be strong and wishing you the best.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

Re: Update on my dad

Narinder...I am glad to hear that.  What a wonderful support you are to your family and to your Dad especially.
Hugs,
Marion

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