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by Lisa Kelly
Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Reaching out
Replies: 37
Views: 26484

Re: Reaching out

Sadly, my dad passed away on the 11th August surrounded by his loving family. His wishes were followed throughout his last 3 weeks of life, we find some comfort in this. The last 3 days were exceptionally traumatic but the palliative nurse team were great. We hope that he didn't suff and wasn't in p...
by Lisa Kelly
Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Reaching out
Replies: 37
Views: 26484

Re: Reaching out

Roller coaster! As I have posted before,mad is getting weaker by the hour. Yesterday at 8pm he felt he needed the loo, so 2 of my brothers assisted him from his bed to the bathroom. As they made his way back, dad's legs gave way and he came over all weak and distressed. He felt sure that it was the ...
by Lisa Kelly
Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Reaching out
Replies: 37
Views: 26484

Re: Reaching out

Hi William, the draining does bring relief it just last for shorter periods of time now. Mum manages the draining at home as dad has a rocket drain fitted, this allows for regular draining. My mum is a pro at it. Initially,Mae were told to not take more than 2l every few days (as it could affect BP ...
by Lisa Kelly
Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Reaching out
Replies: 37
Views: 26484

Re: Reaching out

Thanks for people's kind words, best wishes and support. Dad's appetite is improving, likely due to the anti depressant the palliative nurse team advised, but he still can't really eat. A mouthful and he has had enough. Still taking sips of water but his urinary output is getting less, now looking a...
by Lisa Kelly
Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:06 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Reaching out
Replies: 37
Views: 26484

Re: Reaching out

On Monday, my dad discharged himself from hospital as he was determined to be at home. After treating him for an infection the doctors then thought that his stent may actually be blocked...This procedure would have meant he had to endure another ERCP, which he was strongly against. He barely tolerat...
by Lisa Kelly
Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Reaching out
Replies: 37
Views: 26484

Re: Reaching out

I have thought of the infection too but it seems the more antibiotics he has the worse he gets. He is now on oral antibiotics as opposed to IV ones. Can't wait to see consultant tomorrow to discuss what they think they have spotted on the liver. We are all too aware that it is common to get a second...
by Lisa Kelly
Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Reaching out
Replies: 37
Views: 26484

Re: Reaching out

It seems as if he is regressing further. Drifting in and out of sleep. Commenting occasionally on bizarre dreams; he was making a Samari sword. Seldom talking but when he does not always making sense...I fear we won't be able to bring him home.
by Lisa Kelly
Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Reaching out
Replies: 37
Views: 26484

Re: Reaching out

Dad is still in hospital and getting weaker and weaker. It seems as if the ultrasound scan has ruled out a blocked duodenal stent. He has been on IV antibiotics for a suspected liver infection...
Today, it seems as if the scan may show some abnormalities on the liver...
by Lisa Kelly
Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Reaching out
Replies: 37
Views: 26484

Re: Reaching out

Thanks Sue for replying. He doesn't look particularly jaundiced, whites of eyes seem ok and no itching- like he has had in the past. He is exhausted, every little move creates an "o dear..." This is what he does when he is in pain, he has high pain tolerance and others may think he is ok. He won't m...
by Lisa Kelly
Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Reaching out
Replies: 37
Views: 26484

Re: Reaching out

Update: Yesterday dad was admitted to our local hospital following raised bilirubin levels in his bloods, he also had low BP and a racing pulse. Initially, they thought his stent may be blocked but began IV antibiotics in case it was an infection. 24hrs on and there is a slight improvement in his BP...
by Lisa Kelly
Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:11 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Reaching out
Replies: 37
Views: 26484

Re: Reaching out

Tough day yesterday... Dad was wanting to discuss what happens when he has gone, so through snot and tears we listened, contributed and after feeling as if we were stuck inside a washing machine on full spin for an eternity, we had all the basics covered. I know mum found this very difficult (they r...
by Lisa Kelly
Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Bad news
Replies: 107
Views: 38379

Re: Bad news

Didge,

I am so very sorry for you all, I have no words that can bring any "real" comfort.
Just know that people (strangers) are here (virtually) to listen and show genuine compassion.

((((Hugs))))

Lisa
by Lisa Kelly
Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Reaching out
Replies: 37
Views: 26484

Re: Reaching out

Thank you all for your kind words, it is a very personal battle that we are all going through however, we are not alone. The posts on here move me to tears but I find I get comfort and gain strength after reading them.
I just wish I had found this site sooner.
by Lisa Kelly
Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Reaching out
Replies: 37
Views: 26484

Reaching out

Hi all, My dad (72) was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in Sept 2014. He had a stent fitted as the tumour was blocking his bile duct. The cancer was inoperable due to its location, wrapped around the artery and vein... 4 months of chemo did nothing to the tumour so my dad opted to stop tre...

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