Fede was admimitted again to the hospital on Thursday evening. He was at his doctors office for a quick check and he started getting episodes of vomiting, nausea and pain in his liver. His doctor decided to admit him right away. He was scheduled to have a procedure the next day anyways so his doctor wanted him to be monitored. When he got to the hospital he had another episode and went through the worst experience so far. They tried to stabilize him and help relieve his pain. After awhile he was stable and able to rest for the night.
He had another endoscopy Friday afternoon to remove the temporary stent that was placed a few weeks ago and to look further into his bile ducts to once again try to find the cause of this liver not draining. His doctor found that a tumor in the liver was pressing on the bile duct and squeezing it off. The doctor thinks that this is the cause of the blockage. He cleaned out that area and placed a metal stent there to hopefully help it drain. The other arm of the duct might also be blocked and after they monitor him this week, he might need another stent put into the other part of the bile duct. The good news is that we finally have an answer to his problem and that they know that the tumor was causing the problem. When they didn't find anything else wrong the last time he was in the hospital, his oncologist had to assume that is was the cancer and wanted to start treating it right away. So now that is seems that was the case, he is already on treatment and hopefully we will start seeing results soon. Best case senario would be that the bile is draining now because of the stent. His bilirubin was extremely high but his doctor said his liver is still functioning.