Lele88 wrote:My mum is a vet,so has some medicine knowledge herself, .....And how would you answer my mum's question?
I would tell your Mom to use her experts. I am also a vet (since 1981) and Stage IV survivor (10+ years) and caregiver ( 3 times ) so I have medical knowledge, patient experience and caregiver experience and about 9420 posts on this forum which she is welcome to read
.... SO I would tell your Mom to use her experts and try not to second guess the human medical experts ... BUTT always ask questions, do research and make sure she understands what they are telling her.
... and the first thing she said was " if this is working so well,why isn't it done all over the world by doctors?
because any technique takes time for acceptance, and then the training of teams with the full facilities to accomplish it ....
heart / lung / liver transplants also work well for selected patients .... BUTT they are not done everywhere, are they ? NO,
only at specialized facilities with the right team and support staff.
It's not a new treatment, direct treatment of the liver is known since years"
If Mom is a vet then she likely will have done many hepatic surgeries herself. Injections, biopsies, lobectomies, bile duct transplants, cyst or tumor removals etc.
Each technique and procedure needs to be the RIGHT one for the right patient. Hepatic vasculature ligations with temporal infusions have been done and so have HAI pump implantations ( like cardiac pacemakers and insulin pumps and GPS tracking devices for wildlife bio-ecological management studies !)
So What if direct liver treatment is not new ... if it is right for her then she would likely benefit from considering it ????
I had to admit that I couldn't answer her this question. Can I ask you if you had contact with any other of Kemeny's patients,amazing would be to know someone especially from Germany who did that?
We have a number of HAI "graduates" on this forum and many are still doing well and just chose to more forward with their lives, so they no longer post here.
I am just worried I might be talking to a couple of "lucky patients from Mrs Kemenys patients" and there might be others who had extreme complications.
AND ... ask your Mom what is wrong with even being " one of the lucky patients " ?????
AND if she is a vet she will know EVERYTHING we do as vets may have some kind of "complication" or side effect.
every medication we take as patients or prescribe as vets may have complications .....
maybe your Mom is scared and in denial ?
It would not be unexpected.
Maybe she would consider talking with someone who could help her deal with the fear and anxieties we ALL have dealt with as patients ?
Maybe your Mom just needs time to process all this for herself so no matter how much you / we try to support her and offer information and convince her .....
Ultimately it is HER decision and hers alone... what to do or not do.
I chose to use my experts, do my research, question everything until I was comfortable with it and THEN
THEN I chose to proceed with my treatments with the BEST of what modern medicine had to offer me.
Welcome to the forum Lea
all the best to you and your Mom