Topic: Update on my dad!
He had a CT yesterday because he is becoming jaundiced again and the liver enzymes are out of whack. The results are that the tumor in his common bile duct is growing around the stent and it has only been in place about 4 weeks. How fast does this stuff grow??? His bilirubin is climbing but no itching yet. He broke down yesterday and it was horrible to see him cry. I can't seem to get his spirits up and he has basically given up and the Dr. is telling me (not him) that she thinks he only has 1-2 months left because of how fast this is progressing. They have him on the duragesic patch and dilauded for pain and his blood pressure is slowly going down. He was only diagnosed about 4 weeks ago so it's like we are still in shock. I wish I knew how to make him feel better because he doesn't have a postive attitude and I think it is making everything worse. Any suggestions????? Love and prayers to you all!!!!