Topic: high bilirubin
Can anyone PLEASE tell me what happens or is happening to the body when the bilirubin is high?
My mom had a metal stent put in just 7 days ago..... after the plastic stents continued to fail. Today she had blood work and her bilirubin is a 22.3. The dr wanted to see her today, but my mom didn't want to have to come back into town. ERRR!!! She is still vomiting and in a horrible amount of pain. However, on a good note they said that her liver function was "not horrible." So we are hanging on to that! They said it was high/elevated, but no worse than it has been. So that's GOOD news. Right?
So, I guess that we will see the dr. on Thursday.... but in the mean time, what is happening to her body? Should she really be waiting until Thursday? Our fears is that this is/will cause liver damage. And we keep hearing "6 months"..... my mom was diagnosed April 15th..... UGH.
Sometimes staying positive is sooo hard.... especially when everything you read is not positive. We fight with wanting to know the truth, the WHOLE truth, and not wanting to know anything.
So, if anyone can direct me towards a website, or give us some direction as to what's going on PLEASE do!