Need positive thoughts coming my way. I've been hospitalized for 8 days now. Hospitalized with 7 bili and 700 alk phos. Have had 3 ERCP's.
This has been successful in unblocking and stenting a bile duct they could not get open. In addition last week I noticed a gradual buildup of abdominal fluid and really didn't realize it was ascites because I've never encountered it. CT scan confirmed. Had 3 L drained off Monday and in 48 hours I had swelled to another 3.3 liters. Drained on Wed. Too fast.
So CT scan revealed the usual enlarged liver, fluid in abdomen, enlarged lower part small intestine (I'm wondering if what they are calling enlarged is my internal pouch ; had colectomy because of UC.) an apparent mass behind the pancreas, good and bummer.
PET scan Friday to see if this mass can be better discerned.
I'm doing fine. It is what it is - hopefully not a malignant cancer and perhaps just a shadow on the screen. Patiently waiting it out and wanting to get home to my kitties.
Thanks for your positive thoughts.