Topic: Update on my dad - Stanford
My dad finally made it to Stanford. Him and my Mom flew out here on Thanksgiving and he checked into the hospital the following morning due to vomiting and hiccups. Based on tests done here and records from new orleans, they have concluded that the gemcitibine/cisplatin combo worked at the beginning but not anymore. The next plan is to try xeloda and another drug I forget at the moment. However, in the meantime they need to place a stent in his intestine to allow the food to pass if possible otherwise they will place a feeding tube. The tumor is pressing on the intestine and blocking the passage of nutrition. He was suppose to have the procedure done today but his heart rate has been irregular so the GI doctor decided to postpone until Monday.
Has anyone had chemotherapy with a feeding tube in place?