I have been reading the posts in this forum for a while and I can see some of you know quite a lot about this fatal illness, and I wondered if you could give me some info, please.
My dad was diagnosed with a Hepatocellular carcinoma last September and he was given 3 months to live. Since then his been on Nexavar which seems to be working as my dad is still with us (thank God!) but he is well underweight, eats very little, spends most of his time in bed as he's too tired to do anything else.
We took him to hospital with a chess infection and the doctor's report said:
-Growing hepatocellular Carcinoma which is pushing the kidney & liver and presents a necrosis and peritumoral liquid.
- Hepatic cirrhosis
- Cronic Anaemia
- Given the extense of the process he's only apt for paliative care. Further blood transfusion every 15 days.
Doctor's always says he's very ill, but he doesn't explain what we are to expect, or what we have to do. My dad is at home and it's very hard for everybody because we don't know what we can do for him, apart from making him confortable.
Please, can you advise on what to expect, what signs to look for to know if he's realy sick or in the final stage ... my mum is on her own with my dad and we want her to be prepared for a critic situation.
Many thanks to all, Bea19