Apr 17, 2004 - 9:22 am
Hi, my husband underwent a total esophagectomy on March 3. After being in the hospital for 7 days he was released, three days after being released he developed staph infection and we were told that he had a leak where the stomach was connected. It has been 6 weeks and he still has the leak. He is on an NG tube and hates every minute of it. Can anyone tell me how long that it will take for the leak to heal. The doctor is optomistic and keeps telling us that it will heal. But he is getting a little discouraged since we won't see the doctor again for another month.