Topic: Bad news: More infection and blockage in stent.
My dad had the metallic stent placement surgery on May 4. And after that his bilirubin count was going down. It had gone down from 34 to 15. The stents were working and he seemed to be recovering. But all this while he always had fever due to remaining infection in his body, which the doctors said would go away with antibiotics.
Then after 2 weeks of the stent placement, his new blood reports showed increasing bilirubin. And scans showed that infection and puss had deveoped in his liver, and the right stent was not working properly to drain out all the bile produced in his liver. The right stent is blocked again. He needs to be operated again this week to place a third stent. Right now the infection is being drained out of his body and into a bag, until his opeartion.
He's been fighting the fever, jaundice and infection for 3 months now. And until the infection and fever are not gone, and he regains his strength, we cannot start the chemo.