My father in law is 82 years old. he was diagnosed with a Pancreatic and liver cancer stage 4 in April. The bile duct between the pancreas and liver was blocked, so they did a surgery to open it and put a tube. In May, Doctors said he has 6 months to live, and there is no treatment. 1 week ago he had a very high fever, so we rushed him the hospital. Now he is hallucinating (not a lot), has swelling feet and hands, and the bile duct between the liver and pancreas is blocked, Surgeons tried to open it but this time the cancer is very big so they failed. He is not eating well (very small amount), but he is still can talk and walk and read. He is not in pain. Some days he is very well, some days he is not.
I need to know what to expect? How much time do we still have with him. Some people say 1 to 2 weeks. Is it true?
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We welcome you to the EmpowHER community. I understand what a difficult time this must be for you and your family. As has been presented by the physicians, your father-in-law's condition is terminal.
Make the most of each moment you are with him. No one can predict how many hours or days he has left, so make each day counts as if it were his last.
You can expect to see a progressive decline in his level of function. There may be isolated periods of lucidity and increased activity followed by decline.
Cherish the time you have left. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Regards,June 3, 2015 - 8:02am