Mar 30, 2009 - 11:13 am
Since the doc won't call me back and dad is in pain, I thought someone on this site might shed some knowledge on current problem, especially since this board is more informative than doctor anyway. Thanks...
My father is getting weaker by the day, jaundice, etc...and eating less and less each day since his liver tumors have grown, I think yesterday he one bite of a sandwich. He sleeps almost the entire day. (One week ago he was working full time, 10 days ago doc told him he has 8-12 weeks to live because the liver tumors have all increased in size. His liver is huge and stomach filled with fluid. We have a 2nd opinion on April 8th, if things continue like this he will never make it. Maybe it is already too late already????
My question :His stomach has been filled with fluid and today is the first day he told me he has pain across his stomach area. I asked the doctor last week about draining it and nurse called back with a "no," they reserve that to people who are having trouble breathing from the lungs getting pushed by the stomach. But doctor told me last week also that he will have no pain.