Study finds infection, other complications more likely for patients with difficult lives
by scook on Tue Apr 06, 2010 06:10 PM
My dad is only 55, started having symptoms on 02/06/10 and was diagnosed with it a month later. Since then his symptoms had increased, he would vomit all of his meals and more so we took him to the hospital. He has had an IV but had a liquid diet, he didn't tolerate the soft food. During the last two days he has not even had any of the fluids and today he woke up vomiting a green smelly fluid. When he was diagnosed they said they could not do a surgery at that time but would start a series of chemos (7 sessions) to see if the tumor got reduced and they could then do a surgery however he only did one chemo as the vomitting increased and then got too weak. His glucose levels are high too with all of the IV, he had some pain killers given to him as the pain just started a week ago but doctors think they can't start again the chemo right now because of how weak he is. My dad has always said he wants to fight it but today's vomitting seems like it may be an obstruction. I live about 6 hrs away from him (flying hrs) and wonder if this is a symptom of a final stage. Does someone have information that could be helpful? Thank you very much.
by mimi3535 on Wed Apr 07, 2010 02:43 AM
hi my mom is stage 4 pc and has been vomiting also. chemo or radiation was not an option for mom because her cancer is really advanced, it spread to her liver and stomach. she does eat small meals every day and does not vomit for days. maybe you should speak to his oncologist to see what stage he is in. if you can i know it may hard but try to see your father this cancer is very serious. i am so lucky i only live 5 minutes away driving distance. good luck and godbless your dad, and your family. stay in touch. mimi3535
by cdnmom on Thu Apr 08, 2010 03:28 AM
This sounds like an obstruction... My husband, Dan, has just gone through the same scenario. After a month of severe belching, feeling of fullness, belching up undigested food, which severely burned his throat, abdominal distension, vomiting bile, he was diagnosed with a duodenal obstruction.
He ended up having a gastrojejunostomy and a J-tube inserted for feedings due to the severe damage to his stomach caused by a duodenal obstruction.. he was in the hospital for 3 weeks. The J-tube feeding may temporary or may be permanent, depending upon if his stomach is able to recover from the severe damage it received.
Hope your dad has a good outcome from this obstacle. sandy
by Amirabz on Sat May 31, 2014 02:42 PM
by DharmaGirl on Sat May 31, 2014 03:28 PM
On May 31, 2014 2:42 PM Amirabz wrote: Hi my mother also has lung cancer it started with stage 3b it's now at stage 4. Ever since she was diagnosed she started vomiting severely even before her chemo and radiation started. At first doctors thought she may be allergic to narcotics but she wasn't , that there was an obstruction but there wasn't. She lost a lot of weight as she is unable to eat or drink fluids because she vomits everything ! They have given her every type of nausea medication they don't know what she has she vomits green bile too. How is ur father doing and did they find out what he has ? Maybe this could help meThe doctors said my mother had a virus called hypolari- 4 doctors said that did be cause vomiting and they would rather not treat it with antibiotics as it would create more vomiting... As of now they stopped chemo and radio because she is too weak!
On May 31, 2014 2:42 PM Amirabz wrote:
Sorry to hear that your mom is so sick. It really sounds like a horrible situation . Oil of Oregano has antibiotic properties . We have used it many times with good results. My mom was prescribed Lorazapsm nausea and vomiting. Hope this helps.
by bobss396 on Mon Jun 23, 2014 05:55 PM
Towards her end, my wife was doing the green vomit thing, which I'd guess may have been pure bile. She really was not eating very much at all and eventually down to sips of water only.
She was on a host of anti-nausea drugs as well. The last ones were given by IV as she lost her ability to swallow pills.
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