Topic: need advice on fistula
My husband (37) had a whipple procedure in Oct 2007. He still has an open wound due to a fistula. This may sound gross to some but some of the liquid he drinks and food he its comes out this wound. His wound on his stomache is 3cmX2.8cm. The doctors are not being as aggressive as they need to be due to the wound. We have tried various products and none seem to help. The doctor said that it needs to be surgically corrected being it didnt heal on its on. He said that if it hasnt healed after a year he wont, but they willnot do surgery cause he has to be off chemo for 4 mths tohave it done. We cant stop treatments that long casue the tumor in the liver get a little bigger every 2-3 mths. He was on oxiliplatin but it wasnt working so the dr started him on Sutent (which i havent seen anyting about on here). We go Oct 6 for another CT.
If there is anyone who had experienced a fistula please let us know what helps control the drainage and the somache acid that leaks out from burning your skin.
Or if anyone has had a procedure to correct please let us know.