Hi everyone,

My name is Ryan.  My 64 year old dad was diagnosed with CC just over a year ago.  What a year it's been.  I won't go into all of the stories and struggles that he has gone through because I know all of have been through it.  A lot ups and downs, infections, hospitalizations, surgeries so on and so on.  The last infection he had a couple of weeks ago was e coli and klebsillia.  After several days of strong antibiotics those have cleared up but he has dropped even more weight.  His energy level is way down and he is just tired.  Before that he was still tired but still would make dinners and things like that.  He still is trying to make himself eat but he is having such a tough time digesting food these days.  Sometimes even a small portion can cause him a lot of gas build up, indigestion, acid and sometimes ends up vomiting. 

We've asked a doctor for some recommendations on a protocol that could help his symptoms but they haven't been that helpful.  My dad is more of a reactive type so he waits until the pain begins and then he'll take something.  Does anyone have any recommendations of a good regimen.  For example maybe take a tagament or zantec 2 times a day and a gas-x with every meal.  Something along those lines.  One doctor recommended charcoal tablets which we haven't tried yet.
I've been a reader to this boards on and off for the past year and have never posted.  I guess it just hurts too much.  I pray for everyone that is going through this or has a loved one going through this horrible disease.  I wish I could hug you all.

Thank you so much for any advice you might have.

Hi everyone,

My name is Ryan.  My 64 year old dad was diagnosed with CC just over a year ago.  What a year it's been.  I won't go into all of the stories and struggles that he has gone through because I know all of have been through it.  A lot ups and downs, infections, hospitalizations, surgeries so on and so on.  The last infection he had a couple of weeks ago was e coli and klebsillia.  After several days of strong antibiotics those have cleared up but he has dropped even more weight.  His energy level is way down and he is just tired.  Before that he was still tired but still would make dinners and things like that.  He still is trying to make himself eat but he is having such a tough time digesting food these days.  Sometimes even a small portion can cause him a lot of gas build up, indigestion, acid and sometimes ends up vomiting. 

We've asked a doctor for some recommendations on a protocol that could help his symptoms but they haven't been that helpful.  My dad is more of a reactive type so he waits until the pain begins and then he'll take something.  Does anyone have any recommendations of a good regimen.  For example maybe take a tagament or zantec 2 times a day and a gas-x with every meal.  Something along those lines.  One doctor recommended charcoal tablets which we haven't tried yet.
I've been a reader to this boards on and off for the past year and have never posted.  I guess it just hurts too much.  I pray for everyone that is going through this or has a loved one going through this horrible disease.  I wish I could hug you all.

Thank you so much for any advice you might have.