Patsy...the other place to search is in the green bar, on top of this page....where it says: Search function. When you click on that and enter a word in "key word search" it will then lead you to you all postings from other members. This specific function is hiding a wealth of information relating to this cancer. As in your case I entered "paracentesis" and I believe, 3 postings appeared (one of it being yours.) You may also want to punch in "ascities" which is what the fluid is called. Many more conversations will pop up re: this particular issue. It is really difficult to enjoy the moment of the presence when our loved one is offered palliative care only. And, that for many reasons with fear being one of them. Tomorrow, when your Dad feels better you will also feel better. As Heather had mentioned: no one really knows the answer to your question therefore, you have one more wonderful day with your Dad, and another, and another and......
Please, stay in touch because, the support on this site is the best I have ever encountered. Remember also, there is Dr. Giles. We are so fortunate to have him. You may write your thoughts and questions to him and be prepared to receive some of the most comforting answers.
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