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Hospital admission due to ascites UPDATE - I'm discouraged

spainmum
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Mom has been in abdominal pain for a week and tuesday night we decided to go emergency because she had severe bloating of the abdomen and fever. After some testing they said she had abdominal fluids and that were infected. Now she is at hospital in IV antibiotics and on a couple of days she will have a CT to view what is going on.

Also this week the CEA raised from 41 a month ago to 72 now. Any of you know if the CEA could rise due to ascites?

Thanks for listening.
Celeste

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k44454445
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i do not know about the ascites but i wanted you to know i hope your Mom gets better. praying for you. stay strong & be sure to take care of yourself in this stressful time.
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judy

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pepebcn
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Las inflamaciones suelen ser detectadas por el CEA.
Un beso y espero que tu madre mejore!

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SharonVegas
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Hi Celeste,
I hope your Mom is feeling better. I have acites and stomach bloating. I have not experienced any infection because of it though. My CEA is rising similar to your Mom's
:-(
I am on water pills to help with the bloating and I start Zaltrap chemo next week. I have a lot of hot flashes or hot sweats, whatever you want to call them. I sometimes wonder if it's due to the acites? I have reported them to my onc.
Sending healing prayers to your Mom :-)
Ron

spainmum
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Hi all,

At Hospital today they drained 2 liters of fluid of the peritoneal cavity, but she continues having the bloating of the abdomen. Also she has fluid at lungs (pleural spill) and the CT says that on addition to the mets of the lungs, liver and peritoneum there is a right renal solid lesion that suggests the differential diagnosis between primary tumor and metastasis and also a pelvic lesion that suggest primary ovary tumor. This is too much!

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annalexandria
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I wish I had some good advice for you, but all I can say is that i wish you and your mom were not going through this. It's so hard to see our loved ones suffer and not be able to help. I've been both cancer caregiver and cancer patient, and I have to say I think your role may be harder, at least in emotional terms. Sending hugs and strength your way~Ann Alexandria

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SharonVegas
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Yes this is too much. It can be very overwhelming for all involved as I'm sure you are finding out. I'm sorry you and your family are going through this. Thank you for updating us on your new information. Sending prayers your way.
Ron of SharonVegas

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fatbob2010
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I am rather new to this hole Cancer thing. I read your post and had to say a prayer for the both of you and the Care Team that is helping you. I know you are concerned and I would be too. Please keep the group informed of your Mother's progress. ((HUGS)) Art

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Varmint5
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I don't have much to add but just wanted to offer my support. It sounds like your mom is facing quite a few complications to her condition. I'm so sorry to hear this. Take care of yourself. Hang in there. Thinking of you.

Sandy

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Annabelle41415
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Hoping the best for your mom and that they can result this issue soon so she can come back home. It is so frustrating to get bad news over bad news. You are in my prayers.

Kim

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pepebcn
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Well.... on the meantime will pray for you and mum.
Un fuerte abrazo y aquí estoy para lo que quieras.

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