liver is shutting down, how long do we have? please help

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liver is shutting down, how long do we have? please help

by Grandmascaregiver on Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:00 AM

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I have posted her before and now I am looking for help again.  My mom has stage 4 PC, has been fighting this disease for 3 years.  Now hospice said that her liver is shutting down. It has been a hellacious 3 years!!  I wish my Mom peace and a place in heaven where there is no more pain and drugs.  Does anyone have an idea how long it could take for her liver to shut down?  We noticed 7 days ago that she was jaundiced and now she is even more jaundiced, hospice said from Wednesday to Friday she could see the changes, loss of more weight and jaundiced around her wrists.  The hospice nurses' don't say anything about a time frame, that's why I need your input.  please help me!!

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by Jimandkathy on Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:00 AM

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On 8/18/2007 Grandmascaregiver wrote:

I have posted her before and now I am looking for help again.  My mom has stage 4 PC, has been fighting this disease for 3 years.  Now hospice said that her liver is shutting down. It has been a hellacious 3 years!!  I wish my Mom peace and a place in heaven where there is no more pain and drugs.  Does anyone have an idea how long it could take for her liver to shut down?  We noticed 7 days ago that she was jaundiced and now she is even more jaundiced, hospice said from Wednesday to Friday she could see the changes, loss of more weight and jaundiced around her wrists.  The hospice nurses' don't say anything about a time frame, that's why I need your input.  please help me!!

 

it really is hard to put down a time frame. my husband was told that he had a few months, maybe weeks and he died less than 2 weeks later. in that last week though it was obvious to us that he would hardly last through the weekend at the rate he was going. hospice did have a book they gave us with signs to look for as the end neared and this was helpful to us. this is very hard. there is no denying it. but it sounds as though your mom has fought valiantly. and you have helped her all along the way. that is really all we can do. jim is safe with our Lord now and having an incredibly wonderful time... without me! i had told him while he was still alert that he had the easier part and i had the hard part...staying behind without him. but i take it one day at a time. you do the best you can every day you have your mom with you. i pray the Lord will give you courage and strength. in our weakness He truly is strong. God bless you. jimandkathy

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by Mattsmom on Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:00 AM

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Hi,

I just lost my Mom to PC on Aug. 10, I also had the same questions you do and this web site helped me . The more you know to expect, the less frightened you will be as things start to happen.

I pray for peace for you and your family.

 

 

http://www.virtualtrials.com/btlinks/death.cfm

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