Nov 07, 2011 - 11:41 pm
My father (55 years old) was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma on October 3rd 2011. We had severed jaundice. His right and left hepatic bile duct are completely blocked with the tumor. They have attempted to place the stint. But unfortunately, it didn’t work. They have installed a drain from his liver. His bilirubin level is only going down very slowly. The doctor says we have to wait until the biliburin level gets back to normal before we can process with chemo. We have been waiting for over a month now and his biliburin level is still very high. They have not given my dad anything but anxiety pills to help him sleep through the itching. But even with dad, my dad sleeps less than 3 hours a day from the itching. He is unable to sleep or eat. He has already fainted twice ever since. They said it was a body shock due to the lack of sleep. He is sometimes very cold, freezing and sometimes he feel very hot and he is burning. He is scratching himself until he bleeds. His whole body is full of scales. I don’t know what to do. I feel so hopeless. I was reading some of the stories up on the site. It seems like everybody was given some sort of medication to treat either the jaundice or the cancer. But my father’s doctor has given him nothing at all. I need help or maybe some answers. I cannot stand and watch my father die just like dad. I need to help him. I need to find a way stop the itching in order for him to sleep and be at ease. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE…. I am begging for some help! My father is a great man and he doesn’t deserve to suffer like that. The itching has destroyed him. He doesn’t even have energy to fight the cancer!
Thank you all in advance