My loving Mom was recently diagnose with Stage 3 Throat Cancer of the Left Vocal Cord. Recent PETScan showed no growth into lymph nodes.
She has been going thru intense Radiation which was at 2xs a day for 5 days and chemo once a week for abut 5 hrs.
Well. she ended up severaly dehydrated, low BP, potassium, magnesium levels way low,.
She has been in the hospital for almost two weeks now.
She had the Feeding Tube put almost two weeks ago. Right now nothing seems to help a whole lot that does not give her diarhhea.
We have tried Ensure, Boost, Carnation and even the Enlive that my dad had found from a friend.
Anyways, my Mom is doing better still getting radiation and chemo.. 3 more treatements of chemo and several more weeks of radiation to go.
We are concernced that she will not get enough nutrition thru the feeding tube and she will end up right back in the hospital.
This has been such a nightmare to see my Mom go thru this and my dad last year at this time had open heart surgery and he has been dealing with the stress of it all.
I live 3 hrs from them in Charlotte, they are in the Wilmington, NC area. FInally seem to have an Oncologist that has my mom on the right track.
IF anyone has any suggestions or experiences they could share I would so appreciate it.
We have been praying and god willing my Mom will come thru this but somedays I just feels so helpless!
Thanks so much,