May 10, 2009 - 10:03 am
My son, 43 years old, recently had stomach and spleen removed (cancer). Has been rehospitalized several times severely ill with dry heaves, vomiting. Even after discharge, constant salivation, nausea not responding to Zofran. Unable to eat nor tolerate liquid nutrients via J-tube in abdomen. Surviving on IV via PICC catheter, losing much weight, weak. Doctors have no answer other than recommending that he eat, that there is no medical reason why he can't eat - but prior attempts have all led to vomiting. Is excessive salivating, nausea, dry heaves only a temporary condition? Would appreciate hearing from others who may have experienced similar symptoms.