Update on Grandma’s Condition (Part 1)

Posted on
IMG 20130226 165352 1 | Update on Grandma's Condition (Part 1)
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.

IMG 20130226 165352 1 | Update on Grandma's Condition (Part 1)

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)

Do follow me via Twitter (@pualiping) and like my Facebook page to get latest blog updates first hand!


  1. Sycookies says:

    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.

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      Thanks babe! Yeah she drinks Enercal and Ensure alternately.

  2. Tekkaus says:

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

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

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

  3. suituapui says:

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

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      Thanks STP! <3

  4. The Yum List says:

    Have my thoughts with you and grandma. Best wishes.

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      Thank you for your kind words!

  5. michleong says:

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

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      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.

  6. Yuh Jiun says:

    Stay strong! Pray hard that she will be okay 🙂 xoxo

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      Thanks darling 🙂

  7. Cindy Tong says:

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

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

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

  8. ChrisAu says:

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

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      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 🙁

  9. Camy Lau says:

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

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      Alright deary! 😀

  10. Xue Ren says:

    OMG!! will pray hard for your grandma!! 🙁

  11. Merryn says:

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

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.