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#1 of 15 Old 01-31-2006, 12:19 AM - Thead Starter
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My Mom is STILL in the hospital. She's been in 6 days and has lost another 13#. She's now a whopping 74 lbs (down from 87). They finally started her on TPN today. (Nutrition through her blood vessels.) They will try to keep feeding her, but she vomits pretty much everything up. They are talking about GI MD's coming to see her again and maybe putting a J tube (goes into the jejunum or small intestine to feed) to try and feed her that way. I really don't know if she wants to do that. I told the MD we'd have to talk to her about that. They did a CT scan of her head today to see if she had Metastisis from her prior cancer to her brain. That was negative. Everything else has been so far. I don't know what we are going to do for her. I told him (MD) we need to look at her liver. He's gonna do some tests and consult GI tomorrow. She just looks like crap and looks worse every day.

I talked with my sister and my [email protected]$$ ex bro-in-law decided to take it up on himself to chew her @$$ about taking my nephew out of school this Friday to come see his Grandmother. I told her to tell him to call me so I can chew HIS @$$.... my Mom's doing much worse than friday, and who the HE!! does he think he is acting like this. Dumb @$$. He REALLY doesn't wanna mess with me b/c I will have his head on a platter in a heartbeat.

Well, I'm going to go get my beached whale butt to bed. Gotta work tomorrow.
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That's a lot of weight, especially when you aren't even 100 pounds to start with. I hope that y'all can figure out what's wrong. I feel so bad for your Mom, and for you.
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I'm so sorry Kim. I hope you can figure out whats wrong to help your mom.
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Oh Kim... I hope they figure it out soon...
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Oh hon I wish that they could find some answers as to what is going on with your mom
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I hope they find out QUICK what's causing her weight loss.

And to your BIL ! him a couple of times for me, too !
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I'm so sorry Kim. I hope they find an answer for your mom's problems asap. Your ex-BIL is a total idiot.

 
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I hope they can give you answers soon!

Go tell ex-bil to sity and spin!
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Thanks girls. I'm going to work a bit early today so I can see what's going on.

I totally agree, Lenora. My Ex-BIL is a major @$$!

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I am sorry, Kim. I hope they find out what is wrong with your Mom soon. That is alot of weight to lose.
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Oh I'm so sorry Kim. I hope the doctors figure out something soon. I think they really should look at her liver. During my mom's final days, she basically went through the same thing as your mom. She had metastatic cancer and she got jaundiced. I hope that is not the case with your mother.
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I hope they figure out whats going on with your mom I am so sorry.
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Today the GI Docs are going to do a procedure in which they do basically an endoscopy (Upper GI) and use an ultrasound probe to look around. They are trying to find out if she has a pancreatic or biliary duct blocked with a stone (best case scenario) or if she has metastisis from her prior cancers OR a completely new cancer (pancreatic). I hope it's only a stone and they can treat her. However, I'm pretty realistic that she has either one of the last 2 thoughts. If she ends up having pancreatic cancer, I will just get hospice started. That is something that you DO NOT survive and I'm not going to let them beat the crap out of her to stretch her life from about 3 months to about 6 months. I'd rather have 3 months of PRETTY GOOD vs. 6 months of torture for her.

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My aunt died from pancreatic cancer and they really stretched it out -- she was in the hospital 6 long months, which she had no clue who she was 1/2 the time and it was really tough on her family. I'm sure if she had known her prognosis was not as good as they made it out to be, she would have skipped the surgeries. I hope that whatever the outcome is, your mother doesn't suffer.
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