May 09, 2004 - 6:02 pm
My son was diag.with Sqamous cell carcinoma in the left tonsil in 4/1998. He had chemo and radiation trt. In 1/2001, cancer returned and he had radical neck disection performed. He is unable to swallow, and requires feeding tube permanently. In 3/2001 to present he becomes violently sick at times from the feeding. He is currently on two-cal food, but so far nothing has stopped the vomiting. The doctors have taken many tests, and cannot seem to find the cause of this vomiting. They think it maybe gastroperithisis?, when the stomach muscle freezes up. But they are not sure. His vomiting usually lasts for days sometimes weeks, and he kept on IV's during the sick spells. This has been going on for 3 years. The doctors are at a loss, and the local hospital will no longer admit him, because "There is nothing we can do." He is starving to death. So far he has been sick for about 6 weeks now,with maybe a 1/2 day rest between vomiting spells. Has anyone else had this problem? We are running out of time.