Feb 21, 2018 Latest post:
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The journey started the end of January for Chad. Chad’s skin and the white of his eyes started to turn yellow (like he is jaundice) and he was very itchy. He went into the Marshall Emergency room and they ran tests and his levels where high especially his belly ruben. On February 2nd, He went to Sioux Falls to see a doctor there. They ran some test and his levels where still high. On February 4th, he woke up and his mouth and side of his face was swollen, back to Sioux Falls to the Emergency Room we went. They checked him out, took labs and did a CT scan. When they looked at the CT scan the bile ducts in the liver where dilated. So they admitted him in the Hospital to run more test. On February 5th, at 7:30a they did an ERCP test where they go in with a scope where the abstraction is. When they were in there with the scope they put a stint in the bile duct to hold it open and scrapped the sides. They are hoping it wouldn’t be PBC cancer. He was down with the procedure at 8:05a. that morning. He had more blood test in the afternoon and later that night he got discharged. It would take about 2 weeks for the results to get back they said. On February 9th, he went back to the doctor and did labs. On February 12th, the doctor called and said that his numbers are higher now than they were before his surgery. He had to go in for another X-ray and then they will decide what the next step is. On February 13th, he had surgery at 1:30p they did brushing again and put another stint in higher because the first one moved and there is still a chance that this stint could move also. The doctor was still suspicious that this could be cancer. All the brushings came back clear, and they also did another biopsy. On February 15th, the doctor called and we got the news that we didn’t want to hear. That one of the test showed he has Cholargicarcinoma which is bile duct cancer. He went to the Mayo Clinic on February 19th, to see what is the next step will be and we will go from there. We will keep fighting and take it one step at a time.