Our expert says:
So sorry to hear about this, cg --- I was wondering what had happened, because at the time I wondered whether there might be a brain tumour, either a primary ( arising from the start in the brain ) or a secondary, spreading to the brain from somewhere else. You need to speak to his doctor for a frank discussion of what is happening and what these different puzzling things are. If he is bleeding, for whatever reason, and either swallowing some of the blood that is otherwise coming from his nose, or if there is more bleeding elsewhere in the gastric tract, the black stuff could be altered, old blood that is now raining from his mouth.
Sadly, it sounds as though during that early phase when he was reluctan t to have a biopsy, the cancer may have spread and become inoperable and out of control, Only his doc can tell you what more can or can't be done. The local Hospice could become involved to help ensure that he suffers no relievable pain or other symptoms. It would probably be wise to prepare yourself for the worst, as the situation sounds very serious indeed ; and because then anything less than the worst could be a bonus, rather than expecting the best, so that anything less would feel terrible. Do keep contact on the forum if you wish to do so ; I am sure the prayers and concerns of all readers here will be with you
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