One patient with glioblastoma still alive nine years later
by DinaZ on Thu May 21, 2009 12:00 AM
Just recently, my father has been experiencing severe bloating, to the extent that his stomach almost look like a balloon! He has stage IV Colon cancer and we actually took him to the ER last week for fear that he might have a block in his colon (he has been off treatments for about a month and a half now since we are switching hospitals.) They ran tests and x rays and the only thing they noticed was that he had stool backed up, but no tumors and nothing else. So they administered a strong laxative in the ER and gave him some anti gas meds and his stomach returned back to normal. Since last week it has been a constant battle with the bloating...and tonight we just cannot seem to get it down with Mylanta or even with Milk of Magnesia.
He does have a Colostomy Bag and I read that some people with Colostomy's do experience constipation and other issues at times. He has been battling for over a year and has never once had a digestive problem. Has anyone else experienced severe bloating? If so, what works? Anything? Perhaps it is related to the Colostomy? Please give me a tip so I can pass it to my Dad. It is very ahrd for him to eat because he is so bloated!
by Cashmere on Fri May 22, 2009 12:00 AM
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