Topic: my father
Hello everyone, my name is Mao, and I am from China. I researched on the internet and found this wonderful website, I am lucky that I can speak English, so I'd think I would join and post to introduce myself. My dad is 58, and he's really harding working, and I would do anything to take care my dad and let him enjoy life.
We found a tumor in my dad's bile duct this January, and my dad had his surgery this Jan 30th, doctor removed his bile duct, gall bladder, and a small part of his liver; and connect the bile duct inside his liver to his duodenum(whipple?). Result showed that the tumor is malignant, but it's the only tumor, the margins and lymph knots and other organs are negative. After research, I believe my dad's illness is called perihilar cholangiocarcinoma. My dad had fever (39.1C) 6 days after the surgery, and doctors were able to put it down by anti-biotics. Later my dad was fine and went home, and after 4 days he had high fever again. We ended up in hospital, and doctor thought it was due to a virus infection, so they used drugs to put it down again. Well, my dad's temperature has been fine for the past 5 days, and we went back home again. Is infection and high fever normal for people after whipple surgery? Will infections and high fever happen very often?
Also, doctor here suggest that it's up to us to do chemo or not, I researched online, and it showed that it's not proven that adjuvant chemo treatment will really help.
Please forgive my broken English, and I really appreciate if you could provide some suggestions.
Thank you very much, and have a blessed day!