Topic: Update on my mom
We went to see mom's oncologist last Friday and the blood test results for bilirubin was still rising even though there are about 250ml - 300ml of drainage daily.
We went to see IR again this Tuesday to see anything else can be done, they were able to put in a metal stent in addition to the external drain. IR doctor is not sure how much the metal stent may help. Mom is still very jaundiced and her energy level is very low. Her oncologist worries that the bilirubin may never come down to under 4 where she may try more treatments. This is my worry as well.
I called the oncologist office to get an appointment scheduled in the next couple of weeks to check her bilirubin level again.
I believe mom's cancer is very aggressive, as her CA 19 9 is now at 106056, doubled in a month.