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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
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