Topic: Update on my father
My dad has had some bowel & urine problems. He has seen the GI dr. & she did bloodwork this past Monday. His bilirubin count is down from 14 in the hospital to 4.3. He doesn't look jaundiced very much anymore. Right now his problem is that fact that he is not drinking for fear of urinating. I am trying to convince him to let me take him to the ER & get a cathater, but he won't hear of it. I feel that when it gets too bad, he will finally let me take him to the ER. I was able to finally get all the test results & lab reports from the hospital. I'm very sad to see the CA19-9 level. I knew the dr. in the hospital had told us he did the tumor markers blood work, but we weren't informed of any numbers. Sadly, the number I am seeing is 18,825. This seems unreal! I have been researching the numbers on this test & I find normals are under 40. I have seen where some people's are in the low thousands, but this is incredibly high. Has anyone ever heard of a CA19-9 being this high? I'm fearing the end is sooner that we are prepared for.