Feb 13, 2011 - 4:03 pm
My father is currently experiencing this and to say it's horrendous to watch/live through is an understatement.
The tumor has closed his esophagus to the point where he's only been able to drink liquids for the last 11 days. Even then, he has to take tiny sips.
He's currently on Alimta every 21 days. It's his second line of chemo. Currently he has only had one treatment so far, roughly 5 days ago. The Oncologist thinks Alimta will help shrink his esophagus tumor, but so far nothing has changed.
Thank the Lord they have products like Boost and Ensure on the market. At least they provide some sort of nutrition and much-needed calories.
As his daughter, I feel absolutely helpless. I've purchased many different drinks hoping they'll provide some sort of nourishment, but even items like V8 are too thick for him to swallow. :-(
Does anyone have any experience with this?
(Already having lost my mother to cancer when I was 19, now having to deal with my father's cancer 8 years later is, to say the least, Hell all over again.)
Bless you all.