We went back to his GP yesterday, as he has stopped urinating, he did while in the hospital, but he was on an IV the whole time. So now, he is still a bit dehydrated, so the Dr told him to stop taking the diuretics. He is having an ultrasound this morning to see how much of the swollen abdomen is really fluid. Oncologist on Friday. The CT scan shows that he has a tumor pressing on the upper left lung ( causing some of the breathing and coughing ) and one on his larynx which is wreaking havoc with his voice.
So for the moment, the only meds he is taking is the Ativan for anxiety and to help sleep and he is going to try Megace to see if it will give him an appetite. On Friday, I guess we will talk with the oncologist about some palliative care. It is possible that he could have some radiation if they can isolate the tumors causing the problem. Chemo is out of the question and he wouldn't do it anyway. Which I completely understand.
The GP kind of poo-poohed the idea of going to Lahey, as I knew he would. Craig says I hurt his feelings by suggesting he might need a liver specialist. He (the doctor ) said we could do all of that treatment without going all the way down there. I think we will go anyway. A second opinion can't hurt and I am sure that Lahey can suggest a palliative care plan as well.
Wow, I typed all of that out without crying. At least I have a cold so I have an excuse for my red eyes and runny nose at work today.