GibbyWooten

Personal Updates by Gibby and/or his family.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Dad feels better taking the antibiotics. He now has 17 radiation treatments left.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

This looks good.

I'm leaving for my flight. Just remember to copy and paste the html code as a backup before we make any changes. That way we don't have to double back.

See you in a few weeks.

Maybe I should have gotten a web design job...

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

They're descending. Like the bilirubin.

No worries about the site, it just needed to be reformatted and republished. Two clicks.

I'm still on L.A. time, so I'm a night owl. Dad seems to be doing alot better. It has been good to be home. But I need to get back to work. It feels good to say that. Hopefully Mom and Dad, and whoever else can come out to Trader Vic's in L.A. As soon as I get a digital camera, I'll start to post pics of life in Hollywood.

I'll work on the blog and get us some links on the sidebar.

This is a great idea.

Not sure if these are ascending or descending. I am glad to hear that dad has an almost normal bilirubin count at 2.7. That is a huge relief. Thanks for the help setting this up Jeff. Hopefully I can figure it out without you here. This will be neat when we get it going. Better than any message board!! Cherish

Unfortunately, the radiation seems to be enlarging the bile duct. The swelling has caused a problem called ascending cholangitis. (Basically this means bile is backing up into his liver due to a bile duct blockage) After a brief stay at the hospital, dad is home. He became jaundiced and his bilirubin count went up to 8. The doctors wanted his below 3. They put him on IV antibiotics and fluids to help flush him out. It seemed to help his bilirubin go down. By Friday it was at 6.4 He is now getting his blood monitored a little more closely through radiation unless Dr. Cho decides he should discontinue it altogether.


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