Aug 22, 2010 - 6:49 pm
I'm not even sure where to begin. My father was diagnosed with stage IV Gastric cancer in March of 2010. It has spread to the outside of the colon and from my understanding it is in the fatty tissue. He has a tumor on the outside of the colon which is pushing down on the colon and causing obstruction. He has paticpated in a clinical trial and a regular chemo treatment. The cancer in his stomach reacted very good to the clinical trial; however, the tumor on the outside of the colon did not. It has actually mildly enlarged.
His body is so depleted. He cannot eat or hold anything down when he tries to eat by mouth. He is on the tpn but he is only getting weaker. He cannot digest anything. He says it just sits there which causes alot of pain and discomfort. His dr told him that he couldn't do anymore chemo treatments because he is too weak. Surgery hasn't been an option since day 1. Now we don't know what to do. We don't want to sit here and not help me try to fight back which he is really trying to do.
Please, does anyone have any advice on how to get him to be able to digest food or help him? We visited a herbal dr when we were told there is nothing else they could do right now. He spent a lot of money and there is a lot of things to take. He did try them this morning but he threw everthing back up by this evening. Should we continue or try something else?
Please, help with any advice!!!