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Response Following Insertion o was posted 12/31/2005 05:30 pm by Mary
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I wish everyone a good start to the New Year, despite the reasons that we are all on this message board...

My husband was diagnosed in 6/05 with metastatic pc (lymp nodes, liver). Since then he has been on Gemzar, then a Xeloda regiment because of his lack of tolerance to the Gemzar (terrible rash and swelling; spent several days in the hospital). During the week of 12/19, my husband became very jaundiced and by Friday, 12/23, we were in the emergency room because of severe vomiting and nausea. Needless to say, we spent Christmas in the hospital, but after fluids and an MRI (showed mixed response..little change in pancreas, liver mets, but new mets to lungs), a bile duct stent was inserted last Tuesday. We got home on Wednesday and he is doing a little better day by day. He is not eating as much as I would like for him to, his skin tone is greatly improved, but also, he is sleeping most of the day and night. Is that typical? Not much change in his meds, so it concerns me that he's sleeping so much. He is weak, but able to get around with no assistance.

Thanks in advance for any feedback.

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