Topic: Post-Whipple Problems - Please Advise
Hi everyone, my father (age 76) had a successful Whipple operation in November. It was quite extensive, and he had about 1/2 of his pancreas removed. His CT scans since then have showed no recurrence of cancer, and he is not taking chemo.
However, he has abdominal pain, no appetite at all, and is losing weight. He gets a stomach ache every time he eats, and can't eat at all in the evenings. He also runs fever periodically for apparently no reason. He is very weak and is just generally declining - quickly.
The doctors say his stomach seems to be retaining too much fluid, but that's about the extent of their explanation and they are offering little help in the way of medication and/or diet. We are not satisfied with this, and we are willing to go anywhere in the USA to find a doctor or a clinic that can help him.
Can anyone recommend a doctor or clinic with experience in this disease that will review his case? Does anyone have any recommendations regarding diet, etc? Any information or advice you can offer will be greatly appreciated.