Small trial suggests the scans might help, but experts aren't so sure
by nicemama2 on Tue Dec 11, 2012 01:16 AM
Hi - My loved one is stage 4 pancreatic cancer and has only eaten penny size amounts of food for the last 5 weeks, really hasn't had a normal meal for 2 months, is becoming quite skeleton like but is not ready to let go emotionally it seems. They've been draining her abdomenal fluid almost daily and it started to come out orange the last draining and nurse said it's the start of liver failure. I am hoping for more details. I know one can tell for sure but have others had this happen with loved ones they've lost and how much longer did they live in your experience when the liver started failing? I guess I am just wondering if we're talking weeks, days, month(s) or what. I know every case is different it's so hard to find answers and I wish I knew how much longer this whole process is going to last for her. It's heart breaking. Thanks for writing.
by Adams on Tue Dec 11, 2012 08:52 PM
I am so deeply sorry about your loved one. Unfortunately, I cannot say anything new - nobody can surely predict the period of time left.
Stay strong, patient and as caring as you already are,
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