URGENT TESTS, ASSESSING MENTAL CAPACITY…

When I went in to the hospice this morning the doctor had just taken a blood sample from a patient who he was suspecting as having a weakened liver function due to a cancer which has grown blocking some of the tubes to his liver. He told me about this patient and how they need to find out the extent of his liver function before giving him a dye and sending him for scan so they can assess the extent of the tumour. It was important to check the  liver function to ensure that the patient would be able to naturally work the chemicals contained within the dye out of the body, particularly because he had already expressed that he did not want to go on dialysis. I went down to the pathology lab at the local hospital where the doctor went to request the samples to urgently be tested.  Continue reading