Nov 28, 2009 - 11:13 pm
Hello all, Im new here and have been reading all weekend. I thought I'd post a topic.
Well My dad is 56 he has had acid reflux for YEARS. Went to DR's all the time and they kept telling him to take OTC meds. So about 9yrs ago he just gave up and stopped going to the DR's. BIG MISTAKE... Starting in August he started to get the hiccups as he ate. Chalked it up to his Acid reflux. Then just within the last month he started to have trouble swollowing foods and getting chest pain. Some things would stay down, while others wouldnt. He called the DR and they sent him for a U/s and saw nothing.. So then he went for a scope. Well that is when the DR said that it didnt look good he will send out for a biopsy but in the mean time he has to drink Boost or ensure and soft foods that he knows he can get down. Go for a CTscan and see a surgeon. He went in for a CT yesterday and a Baruim sallow as well, they said their was def a obstuction there. He meets with DR. Lukatick here in UPMC Thursday. The DR that performed the scope said he will need surgery.
My dad is scared, Im a big ol' bag of emotion's. Im scared Im going to loose him. Im the yougest and we are very very close.
I have a pretty good feeling that its EC. But I have to wait till they see the DR on thursday. I really hope everything turns out to be okay. I have lots of faith and im praying HARD.
I just wanted to pop in and say that you will prob be hearing form me alot with alot of questions about this.