Jun 20, 2010 - 9:08 am
Roger has had 8 rads and 2 chemo's and is shutting down. The Drs said that he was showing symptoms that someone much further along would normally show. He has been upset that they took his teeth away, so he will no longer eat any blended food. Now he does not like the tase of the boost, ensure or any other nutritional drink I can get, so he has basically stopped taking in anything nutritional. He started lying around and only got up to go to the bathroom and developed a blood clot in his lung, which has put him back in the hospital and also in line for a PEG on Monday, if all goes well. I guess my question here is about the nutrition. It has been 6 days that he has had nothing, not even sugar water in his IV, and no-one seems to be questioning that. Is the body sustainable this long and able to go into an operation (PEG insertion) without food for 7 days? I know he has been depressed about his teeth and that has caused most of this and I had been giving him meds for depression, but am I being overly concerned about the food intake, or should I get forceful with the DRs and make them give him something in his IV?