lsaut Posted April 10, 2017 Share Posted April 10, 2017 What a week it has been! 2 round trips to city three hours from home, 4 hospitals in seven days, seven doctors, a CT scan, an X-ray, tons of blood work, a two night hospitalization and this morning, after leaving the house at 4 AM, dear stepdad had an ERCP and is home resting. Family and ER doctor thought painless obstructive jaundice and crazy bloodwork was a signal that cancer had spread to the liver. Oncologist was quite shocked to see that there is a 4 cm mass at the head of the pancreas that has been causing the jaundice. Also some slight growth in primary and other lung spots. When they did the ERCP and put the stent in the pancreas this morning, to hopefully help with the jaundice, they did a biopsy as well. This could be new pancreatic cancer or a met but apparently lung mets to pancreas are quite rare :S. Doctor agrees it will be good to know but isn't quite sure it willmatter either way... Have confirmed this mass wasn't in pancreas in February. Bloodwork again tomorrow, and next Tuesday, and will see the oncologist again next Thursday. He's doing well but is nauseous and fatigued post ERCP. I'm struggling with what to do about work. I'm the full time caregiver and want to be there for him. Oncologist will sign my LOA forms (which state that there is a strong chance of death in next six months) giving me up to six months off to spend with him. I don't want to start it too early, and even though this past week had been busy, I know not every week will be. It's difficult to try to answer emails and schedule meetings when I never know what the next hour will bring. I know in my heart it's time but what a roller coaster. [emoji173]️ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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