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update on my dad!!

emg09
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They are recommending my dad get a stent put in the esophagus to open the narrowing. Has anyone else had one put in? How did it go??

Thanks
Erika

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mumphy
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Joined: Jun 2009

Hi E,

Al had one the entire time he was having chemo. The took it out during his surgery along with the CANCER. It may take him a little while to get used to it. It what kept Al from not needing a feeding tube until he had his surgery. I think that WildGoose has one also.

It's a good thing you want your Dad to be able to eat. He may have to be on a soft food diet. I'm sure you Mom is used to that from chemo.

They put in with and endoscope. He will be asleep for the proceedure.
E-Mail me if you have anymor questions. I will be glad to help.

God Bless!!
Kath

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