Topic: Hello and Thank you
Very grateful for this forum. My 76 year old father was diagnosed in September 2012 with this horrible disease. Prior to this whole ordeal he was a healthy person. Just this summer he traveled through several countries in Europe with the family.
His cancer is stage 4 and has spread to a few nodes and the lining of the stomach. We has a metal stent and has undergone 2 cycles (6 treatments) of gemcitibine and cisplatin.
Today we are in the hospital since he started vomiting and Developed a fever on Friday. The doctors are trying to find the reason for the fever and are trying to put a tube down his throat to pump the clear mucus he keeps vomiting. However they haven't been able to get it all the way down without him pulling it out. He feels he is chocking. The doctors are saying that is his only option at this point and that we should start looking for home health care since the duodenum is being constricted. We are currently located in New Orleans but have everything set for him to receive treatment at Standford which is near where my sister and I live.
Anyone have any alternatives on how they could empty his stomach ? He isn't vomiting now. Also he hasn't had a bowel movement in over 5 days.