Saturday, 17 March 2012


The hospital has established that there are no secondary cancers apparent, which is great, and also that she has septicaemia, rooted in an infection in the liver caused by a blockage of the bile duct.

They are currently treating her with IV antibiotics (she is still inclined to throw up anything she swallows unless she gets a shot of a powerful anti-emetic first), and she will have an endoscopy on Monday to see exactly what's causing it and to remedy it: it might be the stent is blocked internally with tiny pieces of gall-stone or other detritus, in which case they will attempt to clear it, or it might be that the tumour has closed it beyond the stent, in which case they will attempt to fit a third or adjust the current one.

Thanks to everyone for their concern: I'll post again on Monday when I hope to know a little more

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