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Dad's feeding tube and stent removal

emg09
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Well, things didn't go as planned. The stent is embedded in his stomach and couldn't be removed, nor could the feeding tube be placed. He was admitted to the hospital last night waiting to hear the next step. They aren't sure what the next step will be. They said possibly having to open him up to has access to the stent. The food from the night before was still in his stomach. So, this morning they are waiting for the Drs. to come in to discuss the next step. I'm praying they don't have to open him up. I worry the cancer will spread once the air hits. It's all so frustrating. He's very unhappy. I'll update when I can. Please pray for him.

Erika

emg09
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Joined: Mar 2009

Thanks Sherri for the thoughts!! He just got out of surgery and all went well. They got the stent out and the feeding tube in. I'm so happy they got the tube in. I feel so much better and I know he'll be happy that that part went well. I'll update again soon. I'm waiting to hear back when he wakes up.

Erika

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JaneE2366
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Erika,
So happy they decided to do surgery and it went well. See....just when you think you have hit bottom.....things getter better. Will continue to pray for you and your dad. Stay strong,
Jane

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mumphy
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Erika,

I am so, so very happy that all went well. I think the feeeding tube will help alot.

My prayers are with you.

Love, BIG HUGS AND PRAYERS
KATH

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Tina Blondek
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Hi Erika and Dad,
I read your first post, and was upset....and then read your next one, and was so happy!! So glad it all went well. The feeding tube will do him well. Please give yourself, mom and dad a huge hug! Prayers continue.
Tina

emg09
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He's awake and complaining about everything, so he's back to normal!! :+) His complaining is a good thing, we know he feels good when he's complaining and grouchy!!! He's relived that the tube is in. The bad part is that his mediport has completely stopped working, only to find that part out after surgery. That will have to be replaced again. My mom did a feeding and said it went ok, she's scared of the tube, but I think once she does it again she'll feel more comfortable. She's do the next feeding as well. They are using Ensure right now. Tomorrow he can resume a normal diet if all goes well tonight. They are supposed to leave the hosptial at 8am and I hope they can with the big snow coming. Thanks everyone for being here for me. I'd be so lost without all of you!!! This is just such an emotional time as everyone knows.

Erika

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Donna70
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Hi Erika,
So glad to hear that your Dad got the stent out and tube in and glad he is sparky enough to be grouchy that can be a good thing. Hope all goes well now and he can finally eat and get some weight on. Prayers for you, your Mom and Dad, it has sure been a rough journey. Prayers for all!! take care,
Donna70

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K_ann1015
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Joined: Aug 2009

Erika--

Knowing how much you care for your dad----I just wanted you to know there is another daughter thinking of you---ad your dad! The feeding tube will take some of the stress of---hang in there---it has to get better---we're all thinking of you and your dad...
Kim

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mumphy
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Hi Erika,

I'm glad dad is complaining!!!!Tell mom that she will get used to the feedings in no time.

I was a little worried when I didn't get a e-mail at home, so I pray that they get home before
the big storm.

LOTS OF HUGS AND PRAYERS
LOVE
KATH

emg09
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Joined: Mar 2009

They made it home before the snow starting sticking. They are just trying to get used to the feeding tube, but all seems to be going well. The G tube allows some of the gastric fluid to escape, which is BAD. That scares me to death. But, I'm sure they'll get the hang of it. We got a ton of snow, spent all day digging out. Thankfully their neighbor dug them out, we wouldn't make it there. I'll keep everyone updated!! Hugs and prayers to all!!
Erika

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