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    anne25 wrote on GailM's wall

    Hi Gail , I hope your a doing well , my mother has stage 3 bile duct cancer , she will be 84 tuesday, she has radio embolization last month and was doing a little better but now seems to have ascites (swollen feet , ankles and stomach) weak , shortness of breath and losing appetite. I also think depression is setting in. I fear she is giving up and dont know if she is towards the end

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    anne25 wrote on Blondiebl's wall

    My mother is 83 was diagnosed with bile duct cancer, she is in stage 3 , they are going to do radio embolization don't know how long this will give her she is weak and frail

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    anne25 asked a questionBile Duct (Cholangiocarcinoma) Cancer

    my mother is 83 and going for radio embolization , she is frail can she survive this

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      anne25

      I thank all of you so much. She has her good day
      and bad days I am trying to get her to.eat more nutritious does anyone have any suggestions.

      over 5 years ago
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      kalindria

      Anne - at this point, feed her what she wants and will eat. If it's nutritious, fine -- but if it's not, at least she's eating something. I went through a phase where I ate stuff I liked as a kid: spaghetti, canned ravioli, macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches, popsicles and ice cream!

      over 5 years ago
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      BarbarainBham

      My parents supplement their diets with a bottle of Boost every night, frozen like ice cream or a milk shake, and they look forward to eating it before they go to bed while watching TV. They prefer the taste of chocolate Boost to Ensure. There are several types of Boost, and the High Protein is what they buy. My least favorite is the Calorie Smart Boost.

      They've mentioned they've also bought a powdered can of Boost and sprinkled some on their cereal, although I haven't seen it.

      over 5 years ago