Topic: feeding tube, chemo, depression
Okay, so my dad is still on a liver transplant list. However, he has had such a hard time keeping anything down they have had him on a feeding tube for about 6 weeks (give or take). They would like to take him off it but he won't eat. He says he wants to but it makes him want to throw up. We are working on mind over matter but that is hard too. He was off chemo for some time but is now on a 2 week on 1 week off cycle for as long as he can tolerate or get a liver, whichever comes first. So any suggestions to help with the nausea/vomiting/lack of appetite are welcome. He already tried the feeding tube makes me feel full until they told him the feeding tube went way into the intestines and never touched his stomach.
So lately he just says he doesn't care. I have had to take anti depressants for about the last 12 years (with the exception of during pregnancy). My grandma (his dad) has also had bouts of mental illness. My mom has even taken things over time. We know that the medication makes a difference for us and think it would help my dad.
My question to you is...have any of you taken anything for it and if so what works with the whole liver thing? He forgot to ask the doctor yesterday and I am sure my mom will call the doctor but it always helps to see what you guys think.