Dec 11, 2010 - 4:33 pm
My mother was recently diagnosed with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma after being misdiagnosed as having IBS for several months. She is extrememly weak and is currently hospitalized in a sub-acute unit. She has not been able to eat for a quite some time and has lost a substantial amount of weight. I am trying to help her eat and trying to encourage protein supplements in the form of ensure, enlive and yogurt, applesauce with protien supplements mixed in to them. She has several tumors throughout her liver including a 12cm lesion. Her liver function is still fairly good, however, she is extremely weak (mostly from not eating). She had a PET scan which showed that the cancer is still confined to her liver. Dr.'s tell us there is no hope and that there is no treatment option for her at this time because of her weak status. We are trying to build her up so that she can have chemo embolization or therasphere. Our hearts are breaking, is there anyone out there who can help us? We don't want to give up hope, PLEASE, PLEASE IS THERE ANYONE THAT CAN HELP??