Topic: Mom's a Fighter
Hey all, 6 weeks of radiation did nada to the cancer, or help moms consistent pain. She came to er with dehydration and a swollen stomach. Four liters of water from ascites drained and a draining tube for stomach bile that makes her vomit.... Now a bit more comfortable. The onc wants to put in a gj pump (sp?) so we can remove tube from nose. I guess my question is how do I get nutrition into her when it will just drain away??? I would hate for her to continue to be malnourished, especially since she finally wants to eat. Can I time the drain to allow for some digestion? The cancer has now spread to abdominal lining and blocking bit of stomach, hence the drain. Chemo is not recommended as she is too weak. I was hoping gem/cis could still be a possibility. Having a hard time accepting what is coming, was hoping to get her some strength to give the chemo a go. She's been such a fighter. Any advice is appreciated.