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by jbistrong
Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: XXXtreme Thirst!! Stage IV "terminal"
Replies: 8
Views: 8597

Re: XXXtreme Thirst!! Stage IV "terminal"

He's still hanging in there. The biggest challenge that we have had was finding a doctor who would continue to treat him. Once they label "terminal" they don't seem to have any protocols in place besides palliative care and chemotherapy (which research show at best prolongs life by 1-2 months) and n...
by jbistrong
Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:45 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: XXXtreme Thirst!! Stage IV "terminal"
Replies: 8
Views: 8597

Re: XXXtreme Thirst!! Stage IV "terminal"

Just wanted to share an update. . .the saga has continued. Long story short, we ended up back at the hospital earlier this week. His vitals had dropped and it was clear he needed to head to the hospital. He was badly malnourished and dehydrated. We had been using a feeding tube that the doctors had ...
by jbistrong
Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: XXXtreme Thirst!! Stage IV "terminal"
Replies: 8
Views: 8597

Re: XXXtreme Thirst!! Stage IV "terminal"

Thanks for the quick reply Jeni. The last tests we ran were about a week and a half ago. Ketones were negative. Glucose was high at 148 with reference being 70-126.

In the event of high blood sugar levels, would knowing this to be the cause give light to a way of treating this?

Thank you so much!!
by jbistrong
Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: XXXtreme Thirst!! Stage IV "terminal"
Replies: 8
Views: 8597

XXXtreme Thirst!! Stage IV "terminal"

My brother is 1 year out from his initial diagnosis. He's had a whipple surgery initially, and then a double intestinal bypass a month and half ago. The surgeon reported that he saw cancer all throughout his stomach and said we'd need a miracle. He opted out of chemo because there was no way he coul...

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