May 17, 2010 - 7:04 pm
My family is searching for advise. Our uncle, 67, was first diagnosed with pernicious anemia, then came surgery 4 weeks ago to remove 1/2 of his stomach due to polyps, one of which was stage 1 cancer with no further treatment advised at this time. He is being told his stomach has not "woke up" following surgery, probably due to damage from years of diabetes. He is in the hospital for the 4th time. A neuclear test was done today to watch how/if the stomach empties. We do not know that result just yet. There is talk from the doctor that he may have to live with a feeding tube.