Topic: Introduction and advice needed
Hello - My mother in-law was just diagnosed with Stage IV adenocarcinoma of the biliary tract (we will officially know if its cholangiocarcinoma on Tues. but her Dr. is leaning that way, although there is a chance that the primary origin is pancreatic). Unfortunately, at this time it has already metastisized to her liver, pancreas, gallbladder, small intestines, large intestines, and abdominal wall - all unresectable. She went in for a Whipple on Thurs. but they had to abort due to all the organs her cancer had spread to. Since Thursday she has had a lot of pain, no desire to eat except for ice chips, and drifting in and out of sleeping for 45 minutes conversing and making pretty good jokes for 5 minutes then falling asleep mid sentence. We have really been trying to get her up and walking around but she is really resisting . We should be scheduled for a meeting with a team of oncologists (Abou-Alfa, O'Reilly and Tse) from Sloan-Kettering (hopefully within the next couple of days - contingent upon gettting her released from the hospital which means getting her up and moving).
If anyone can share their opinions on the following it would be greatly appreciated 1)Dr. 2). Food that maybe palatable and tolerated 3)Tricks for getting her up and about. Our family is shell shocked, and I am trying to get as much information behind the scenes as I can.
This site is great. Thanks in advance.