Dec 31, 2009 - 6:40 pm
Well, I think we finally have my dad to a point to agree to the feeding tube? There are 2 different one's, Jtube and Gtube??? Does anyone have any information on either or which they would prefer. The nurse was suggesting both, at the same time. I'm going to do my research, but wanted to get the question out there. Also, has anyone had their esophagus stent removed because of side effects??? They have my poor dad so drugged. He's seeing things and talking to himself. He can't stay awake for very long. It's just so depressing. They won't be doing ANYTHING with him until Monday, so he'll be in the hospital until at least Monday. I just can't believe how many bumps in the road there are!! He's been so groogy, that's why I'm guessing he's kind of ok with the tube. All tests are still clear for him. They do think it's a combination of the tumor and the stent causing so much pain. They are insisting that if they remove the stent it will close back up, but to me, how do they know that for sure?? AND, is it a problem to have the esophagus stretched as needed?? Hopefully the chemo, Taxotore, will do the shrinking, yes, they are only using that on him right now. I see other's are using this mixed with other chemo's. That's the next question for his Dr. on Monday. Well, any advice will be greatly appreciated!!!
The beginning of the new year isn't so good so far, I hope it improves for all of us!!! I know things are going really well for others and I'm so happy for that!!! I'm just sad right now. We are supposed to be going to a friends house and I feel kind of bad going, knowing my parents are sitting in the hospital. Ok, enough of that.