Suspected gallbladder

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Hi my mum was admitted to hospital 3wks ago with suspected gallstones,had mri,ultrasound,and ct scan which were sent for further investigation, now she has jaundice for 2wks that aren't clearing so she's fitted with a bag into the liver with metal bile duct stent, today though the doctor said to her that they want to speak to the family will this be to tell me the worst news ever? I'm heartbroken :-(

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    Hi Emma

    Firstly, try and stay positive! It's the best thing you can do.

    Secondly, if it is bad news then try and listen and take everything they are saying in. Then when you get home Google the hell out of it and see what you can find. The Internet can be of help sometimes. And remember to pull together as a family and stay strong for your mum.

    I am not a medical expert so I cannot comment on what could be wrong with your mum. But my thoughts are with you and ur family tonight that it is nothing serious.

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    Hi emma, I don't have any advice to offer as I have never heard of it before, maybe it's something new I don't know. I just noticed that you were so upset and worried and wanted to send you and your mum my best wishes, hope everything goes well.
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    Try not to think the worst... But be prepared that they must be having to explain exactly what is wrong and what the course of action is . 

    There are so many possible scenarios ....

    ask questions , the best one is what would you do? And how long??, you may be surprised that you were thinking very soon and they may say oh it's treatable or containable or if it's not curable they can still give years and years on meds ...

    you may be asked to choose a course of treatment my tip go away research and weigh up . I opted for quality not quantity with my mum she had Parkinsons and she enjoyed her life right to the end ..heavily medicated but mobile ...I know it's a different illness but don't be rushed and really chat over what your mum wants as ultimately she is the one who calls the shots ..

    thinking of you in a stressful time ..

    let us know the outcome ..

    sally xxxxxx

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    Hi thanks everyone just petrified that the news is going to be bad she only turned 59 last Tuesday and was admitted to hospital on 16th feb because there was bilirubin present in her urine along with her developing jaundice, she was told she had gallstones but when they did the scans they were sent to a specialist one week ago but all the doctor told her was that the liver was inflamed along with the gallbladder being swollen and inflamed also the pancreas was a little inflamed so they put her on fluids and antibiotic drips until she got the op the other day to put a biliary catheter into her liver along with a metal stent in the bile duct as it was narrowed and that's all they have told us they hope that clears the jaundice but now the doctor wants to speak to me i feel sick to the stomach and can't face eating, along with shaking and bad stomach, I have no siblings either to share this with either :-( thank u everyone for your kind words xxxxx
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