Topic: Ascites/Drain tube
My husband, Dirk Bailey was diagnosed with CC in July of 2006. He has recently developed ascites and has had two paracentisis done since 10/30/07. He has alot of fluid right now, probably at least 1 gallon that is going to be drained at the hospital tomorrow. They are also going to put in a tube that he can use to drain the abdominal cavity himself. Has anyone had this procedure? Did you have any problems or was it better than going to the hospital every week? His labs and MRI's all seem to be relatively good, but something is causing the ascites. Can anyone explain to me better than the physician as to what is going on? Is his liver shutting down? Thanks for any help you can provide regarding this matter. This web site has been a wonderful learning tool for me.