Sep 06, 2004 - 12:26 pm
I am confused about how long someone with liver cancer (stage IV) can survive if they do not take in nutrition. My mom is currently in a nursing home healing from surgery from colon cancer in which she got the colostomy. Since the end of June she has lost 20 lbs but for the most part of July and August she was on IV feedings. She will eat a bite here or a sip now and then, water just sips etc. She is on an anti drepessent that is suppose to increas appetite and is supplementing with ensure but only sips. She complains about a feeling in her chest of a gas bubble and will try to burp but will start to gag. Have given her wine and even that does not seem to help.