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end stage liver cancer

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 29, 2007
  • 05:34 PM

my dad is in end stage liver cancer his eyes are very yellow as is his skin he sleeps all the time and doesn't eat at all and drinks very little. we have brought hospice in is ther any hope for him?

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  • My dad also has liver cancer. He has a swollen abdomen, pain, low fever, and occasional mental disorientation. I think all we can do is love him while he is here. This is so hard to watch. My mom also seems in denial. I don't begrudge her that-- it makes sense when you consider she is losing her partner of almost 57 years. At least we have the chance to say goodbye, and shower Dad with love.
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  • My dad is also going through this. He waited until he could no longer get up and go to the bathroom on his own before he would let me drive out to Arizona and bring him to my home. He is laying in bed sleeping most of the time. He eats very little. He still has his mind, though he did halucinate a little the other night. He is taking enulose and lasics. I don't know how much time he has, but the Hospice nurse said that those she has treated in the past only lasted 3 weeks to a month. I of coarse did not tell my dad that. I will try to follow your posts. I don't know what to do but keep him comfortable and happy in the end days here. I am just glad he is with me. He would have already been dead if he stayed in AZ. My wonderful wife volunteered to help take care of him in the daytime. He has the best of care here. One additional peice of advice I like to mention. Even though Dad did this to himself, it only sped up the inevitable. Unless we die suddenly, we will all end up in a bed with others changing our diapers. I don't mind taking care of him and he has been a sweety accepting all this help.David
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  • My father developed Jaundice back in December 2006. He was an alcoholic all his life and homeless a missing for a short part. At the end of January 2007, he started having trouble breathing so the nursing home transferred him to a hospital. After some test, I was told he had Hep C. On Feb 18, I was told that his condition was getting worse and that he would not have long. My siblings and I arrange for him to be transferred to hospice. After various visits from family and friends, he slipped into a coma and never opened his eyes for the last time on Feb 20. On the afternoon of Feb 23, we got confirmation that the hospice van was on its way. He took his last breath soon later and we had to cancel hospice and have the funeral home come instead.I don't know if this helps if the answers you seek, but I spend the last night with my father and hold the last moments very dear to myself. Even though it was tough to see him in such a condition, I felt that he had some comfort having his kids around on his last day. We never really got any confirmation if he had liver cancer but know he was diagnose with cirrhosis about 8 years ago. Sometimes I wonder what was the actual cause of death. Does the liver just tell the heart and lungs that it is time to stop functioning? If anyone has insight on this, I would like to know.
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  • My dad died of angiosarcoma of the liver from exposure to vinyl chloride. Working at any chemical plant puts the workers at risk!! If your dad worked around this stuff - beware! It is almost always misdiagnosed as other forms of liver cancer. If anyone needs more info on our experience, I'd be happy to inform.
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  • I am affraid there is very little hope. I never like to say NEVER. Miracles happen with prayer.1 week prior to my Sister-In-Law's death, she was very tired. Drifting off while eating etc... 4 days before she died, she was confined to a bed and would never walk again. The day she died she looked very confused when during brief moments when she was awake. Possible the pain woke her up. We would give her morphine at those times. I would say her last two days were without any communication what so ever. She seemed to be soothed by having her shoulder stroked. (Sorry if I am spelling things wrong. Spelling was always my worst subject). I think touch is a very important thing at this time. Patrick Swaze once said that it made him feel better to realize that we are all going to die. Just some sooner than others. Remember this: No one can tell you absolutly there is no hope. My Mother-In-Law had an aunt who was filled with cancer in every organ when they opened her up. There was nothing they could do for her so with just weeks to live she went home...and died 30 years later of old age.
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    • September 30, 2009
    • 06:12 PM
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  • [my wife is thirty eight yrs old. she too has been diagnosed with stage four liver cancer. all she does now is sleeps all day. she tries to talk and gets frustrated because you dont understand. Im lost because i cant do anything but be there for her. I have to lift her just to get her to walk to the restroom with a walker. she is a fighter. her mom itrying all kinds of hollistic medicnes but they dont seem to help. what do i do
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    • October 19, 2009
    • 05:02 PM
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  • my grndma is suffering from lever cancer,i just come to know about it she is my boyfriends grandma,he seems totally broken,as his parents died when he was too young and now she is d only hope in his family i am really really scared and helpless i wish god will fulfill my desire please give her few more years of my .life..i can not even imagine his life without her he ll be ruined,,there is noone for whom he will be living than.i want to get married to him asap so that i can be there for him i dont want him to be alone this was the most depressing moment of my life,,i am rendering under a vicious ccircle,,please god dont do this to us as we never imagined life without dem,,plz
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    • October 20, 2009
    • 07:03 AM
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  • My mum just died from Liver cancer and sorry to tell you but liver cancer is the worst type of cancer as there is no cure for it. You need to make sure you spend every min. you can with him loving him thats all you can do. My mum got jaundiced and her belly was swollen and she died 4 weeks later. Hospice will make him comfortable and control any pain he may have but just enjoy every day you have with him.my dad is in end stage liver cancer his eyes are very yellow as is his skin he sleeps all the time and doesn't eat at all and drinks very little. we have brought hospice in is ther any hope for him?
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    • November 2, 2009
    • 10:26 PM
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  • My mum was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer in April 2008 with only 3 months to live. Her Dr called her, her miracle patient as she lived 18 months and just died 3 weeks ago. She started getting yellow 4 weeks before she died and then couldn't eat and her belly started swelling up. I don't know where you are but if you are in NSW and need to take him to a palative care hospital then Braeside Hospital in fairfield are the best hospital, they took great care of my mum giving her a warm blanket upon her arrival and every night, she loved the little special touches, they have a lounge area for family and you can even sleep there on a fold up bed next to your dad and stay with him till the end. They are specialized nurses and Dr's there and deal with this every day and they are so compassionite towards the patients and family. If you want to know anything else email me at tonice4you2007@yahoo.comTake care and I hope you have peace within....my dad is in end stage liver cancer his eyes are very yellow as is his skin he sleeps all the time and doesn't eat at all and drinks very little. we have brought hospice in is ther any hope for him?
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    • November 2, 2009
    • 10:37 PM
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  • My mum was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer in April 2008 with only 3 months to live. Her Dr called her, her miracle patient as she lived 18 months and just died 3 weeks ago. She started getting yellow 4 weeks before she died and then couldn't eat and her belly started swelling up. I don't know where you are but if you are in NSW and need to take him to a palative care hospital then Braeside Hospital in fairfield are the best hospital, they took great care of my mum giving her a warm blanket upon her arrival and every night, she loved the little special touches, they have a lounge area for family and you can even sleep there on a fold up bed next to your dad and stay with him till the end. They are specialized nurses and Dr's there and deal with this every day and they are so compassionite towards the patients and family. If you want to know anything else email me at tonice4you2007@yahoo.comTake care and I hope you have peace within....I am really sorry that this has happened. This is really afoul disease, and I really like to hear when they find new things in treatments. I found out that they found connection with TAK1 protein and that this could lead to new treatments for liver disease.
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    • December 18, 2009
    • 10:25 AM
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  • my father-in-law is suffering from final stage of cancer , he has an hole in his liver , DR said he can live for more than 6 months in the month of October ..this is month of January...he has his stomach has grown big, he has water all over his lower body..but recently all the water that was there in his lower body moved away...i am in a dilemma weather my father -in -law is back to normal or not ..if any one has any reply do reply back...to email2ravidutt@gmail.com
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    • January 18, 2010
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  • my dad is in end stage liver cancer his eyes are very yellow as is his skin he sleeps all the time and doesn't eat at all and drinks very little. We have brought hospice in is ther any hope for him?my mom is currently going through this...she has yellow in her eyes and skin i also yellow. She has a gist gastro intestinal stromal tumor. She hasnt ate nothing going on 6 days now and only drinks water, orange juice and grape juice. She is about 130 lbs. And only cause her liver is so big. All we can do is keep her comfy cause she doesnt want to go to the hospital anymore..
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  • My Dad was doing well. He had cancer on pancreas and had major surgery to fix it. Went through Chemo and radiation. Then in Feb they found it moved to liver so they burnt it off twice. The 3rd time Doctor said it was too far in and couldnt be burnt off. They tries chemo but decided it was doing more harm then good. So they've stopped all meds. Are there Doctors who would be able to operate? If so where are the best ones? He's young. Only 67 yrs old. I hate this. I know no one likes it. But I feel like there is something someone could do to fix him. =( email is sandy_fdez@live.com thank you.
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  • My mother-in-law was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer in 2007. She had a histerectomy in 2007 and underwent chemo therapy afterwards. Her CA relapsed three times since then, and all three times she was treated with a different chemo drug. Except, her CA didn't respond to the last Chemo drug, and the doctor told us that there's no hope anymore. Two months ago, Doctor said that the CA had spread to the liver, and that we should just keep her comfortable rather than trying to give her more Chemo. During the last two months, she has deteriorated a lot. She hasn't been eating properly for more than 2 months, and for more than a month, she only takes liquids. She has been suffering with bowel obstruction (which corrects itself when she goes on without food/liquid for a day or two). She has ascites in her stomach and her stomach is soooo swollen. I'm 8 months pregnant, and her stomach is swollen to a size way bigger than mine. She has been suffering with swelling of her legs that has not come down for almost 4 weeks now. It has got so bad that she has wounds in her legs which oozes liquid. She stopped walking 3 weeks ago and now she can't sit at all and needs help to even roll on the bed. Her eyes are yellow, and doctors said that she is jaundice since last week. From what I read, most of the symptomps are of secondery cancer in the liver. However, CT scan didn't show any masses on the liver. Only showed an enlarged liver. Can anyone confirm if her cancer has gone to the liver? from the symptoms I have given above..My husband and brother-in-law seems to be hoping for a miracle, while i'm slowly reading up on what's expected next so I can be prepared. I hope she doesn't suffer for too long, as it breaks my heart to watch her like this.
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  • my dad is in end stage liver cancer his eyes are very yellow as is his skin he sleeps all the time and doesn't eat at all and drinks very little. we have brought hospice in is ther any hope for him?hi, love him and mind him for as long as you can, every case is different but i know what you are going through. I went through this with my mum in may. She suffered liver cancer for 5.5 years and we were lucky she had a fairly gud quality of life until her final 4 weeks when she became jaundiced and began sleeping more and more. best of luck.
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    • September 30, 2010
    • 09:49 PM
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  • My mother had Hep C and was diagnosed with cirrhosis about 15 years ago. She developed hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) about 19 months ago. She was denied a liver transplant because her platelets were too low and there were also problems with her spleen. She had home hospice care for the last 6 months. She was able to walk up until 3 weeks ago, was confined to her bed and was VERY strong through this cancer battle. She lost her ability to speak a week ago. She seemed to be able to recognize all of us and communicated with her eyes. We had to give her morphine for the pain as well as ativan and haldol for agitation. We all spoke to her, looked into her eyes, rubbed her back, kissed her and held her hand. My beautiful mother passed away on Monday, November 22, 2010 at 9:18pm. She was surrounded by those of us who loved her and she took all of that love with her on her journey. Liver cancer is such a terrible disease and should remind everyone not to drink alcohol in excess.
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    • November 27, 2010
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  • my dad is in end stage liver cancer his eyes are very yellow as is his skin he sleeps all the time and doesn't eat at all and drinks very little. we have brought hospice in is ther any hope for him?My sis was diagnosed with liver cancer last May. Doctors stated she had a year or less to live. At this present time she is yellow from head to toe, had a small brain stroke, is having problems being in reality, can't eat much at all, her stomache is swelling, her back is hurting and she is very weak. Hospice is also taking care of her. They stated she had a month or so to live. It is sad to see our family members suffer, but there is actually nothing (per Hospice) that anyone can do for my sister anymore. I pray I'm not sounding cruel with regards to your dad, forgive me if my words seem harsh. However, no one actually wants to tell the family anything to hurt them but I kept asking for the truth and Hospice was kind enough to tell me. More likely than not my sis will go into a coma and never wake up. She never drank a day in her life, never smoked, but actually I don't believe that has anything to do with any of it.I pray your father can rest and with Hospice they will make sure he is comfortable. Gpd bless you and yours. Warm hugs your way!
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  • My mother-in-law was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer in 2007. She had a histerectomy in 2007 reply get a 2nd opinion. if no lesions or metastasized lesions are found! it means many things like a fatty liver! but no lesions mean no tumor's are there I am now in stage 4 advance, and have been for over 1 year now 11 months on chemo.please get a 2nd opinion read this on liver cancer http://metastatic-liver-cancer.com/ and good food ect no sugar ect many things you can do I know it's hard, but we must keep moving and eating and taking large doses of vitamin c and a-b and b-17 watch world with out cancer u tube, it may help and type in b-17 testimonies' on u tube I take all of these and the most important is!! ****s and god! ill pray for her god bless
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    • September 18, 2016
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  • We had no idea my father was sick. He passed a physical and blood test in July. He was losing weight and had some back and shoulder pain but he was eating and the healthiest person I knew so we all chalked it up to being 71 and exercising too much. He kept doing everything he always did until end of august when he got very tired and we didn't notice anything until his feet started to swell. Then a second blood test revealed liver issues. He kept getting weaker and weaker and stopped eating. Finally he went into the hospital after an MRI said liver cancer. He was dead 7 days later. The drs said it was probably secondary liver cancer and he never had a chance. How did we miss it? How did his first blood test in July come back fine and now this? I know liver cancer is called the silent cancer but we all feel so guilty. By the time we found out there was nothing we could do. His whole body failed. We are in such shock. Has anybody else had this kind of experience? Not knowing?
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    • September 19, 2016
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