Feb 23, 2013 - 7:00 pm
Can anyone lend any advice please. Long story short ...my Dad who I've never seen sick in my life went to the ER on Feb 10th for abdominal pain that was going on for a few weeks, CT showed nodules on liver and colon. Saw a oncologist 4 days later, set up a liver biopsy for 2 weeks later, in the mean time we got him in for a colonoscopy, surgeon who did the procedure said it was cancer and sent off the biopsy of the colon tumor to verify (tumor is in the cecum) . Devastating thing is doctor thinks the tumor was missed udring a colonoscopy a couple years back. The results came back in Friday the 22nd - Cancer. The same day we took him into the ER - pain was horrible, bloated and yellowish color. ER did blood work and CT scan. THe blood work showed his white blood cell count was high (higher than 2 weeks prior) and of course his liver function was low ... CT scan showed air and some fluid but doctors were't concerned and would've released him that night but he opted to stay overnight. He is suppsed to get a port installed this upcoming week to start chemo on the March 4th .... has anyone out there been this sick and had their liver struggling this much prior to chemo ... do you have any advice? We are in major shock ... we've never dealt this this before and the doctors help (or lack there of) is mind boggling. We can't tell if they don't want to say too much because they have NO good news or what. My worst fear is hs liver continues to get worse and they don't do chemo ..;. I'm not sure how it all works. He is in good spirits most of the time and we are trying juicing, teas and low sodium to try to help liver and are open to any other advice on diet Right now he has no swelling in the legs or ankles.
Can someone please offer any advice ... me and Mom are really struggling to make sense of it all