Update on Grandma’s Condition (Part 1)

March 2
26 February 2013
Mum asked me to drive grandma to Tung Shin Hospital and consult the Chinese doctor there. They have previously went to Gleneagles Hospital for ultrasound and X-Ray at the abdomen/liver area and doctor confirmed that something has blocked her common bile duct but not sure it’s tumor or gallstone unless she do endoscopy. When they were there, I didn’t follow but according to them, doctor said need to undergo surgery (I highly doubt that, maybe he was saying a procedure but mum thought it is surgery) and they didn’t want it cos mum is afraid grandma might not be able to wake up again after sedated. They didn’t even wanna do an endoscopy that requires a mild sedation. In the end, the Chinese doctor said it’s gallstone by just looking at the X-Ray (I doubt it’s accurate). He said he wouldn’t be able to help much since this requires a procedure so he told us don’t need to look for alternative anymore and straight seek medical help from Western doctor instead.

Since we need to wait 2.5 hours for the Chinese medicine to boil, they decided to go over to the Western department for a second checking just in case the first one isn’t accurate. From the information counter, we were referred to Dr. Ashim Nandy, a specialist in General Surgery, Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and G1 Surgery. He recommended that grandma to be hospitalized and go on IV drip since she always feel nauseous and has no appetite to eat solid food. Within a month or two, she has became very very thin. It hurts to see that all that was left on her is skin and bone, no more meat nor fat. Besides, she also has jaundice that made her skin and urine turned yellow.

After waiting from 1pm til 6pm, it was finally grandma’s turn. I accompanied her until the outside of imaging room for her to do ultrasound and CT scan. Since it’s already so late, we will only know the result tomorrow. Going to overnight in hospital tonight.

Next: Update on Grandma’s Condition (Part 2)

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13744899829846508598 Sycookies

    You've got to stay real strong and take good care of yourself. I suggest ensure milk powder for grandma if she is noteating well. That might help with the nutients she would need.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08580401745734409754 Charmaine Pua

      Thanks babe! Yeah she drinks Enercal and Ensure alternately.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12433320698714867028 Tekkaus

    I hope the results will be very favourable. You have to take care of yourself too.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08580401745734409754 Charmaine Pua

      Thanks Tekkaus!
      She still need a scanning today. Hope it'll be okay.

  • http://suituapui.wordpress.com suituapui

    Pray that she will be o.k. God bless her and also you all.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08580401745734409754 Charmaine Pua

      Thanks STP! <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06401523207811915718 The Yum List

    Have my thoughts with you and grandma. Best wishes.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08580401745734409754 Charmaine Pua

      Thank you for your kind words!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14272278236081983817 michleong

    Hope your grandma will get better soon and it's nothing too serious. Finger crossed!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08580401745734409754 Charmaine Pua

      The tumor is already serious enough.
      I just hope that the bile can be cleared asap so she won't need to suffer from toxicity.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05322273068674219067 Yuh Jiun

    Stay strong! Pray hard that she will be okay :) xoxo

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08580401745734409754 Charmaine Pua

      Thanks darling :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02887517881239216793 Cindy Tong

    hope you granma will get well soon! and u do take care urself!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08580401745734409754 Charmaine Pua

      Thanks dear! Skin got worse ady due to lack of sleep :(

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14077277168519458783 ChrisAu

    Pray that your grandma will be fine and she have the strength to go through this difficult time. May her pain will ease away.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08580401745734409754 Charmaine Pua

      Thanks for your well wishes, Chris!
      She didn't complain any pain and that's why she doesn't know something is wrong with her body until recently she complained that she has no appetite to eat :(

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04551411860692557833 Camy Lau

    hope your gramma get well soon! and stay strong kay!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08580401745734409754 Charmaine Pua

      Alright deary! 😀

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14614228091830397403 Xue Ren

    OMG!! will pray hard for your grandma!! :(

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06959187540409322635 Merryn

    Hope your grandma will get well soon. I've read your next post. Stay strong Charmaine!