Sep 21, 2011 - 3:42 pm
My family recently found out that my brother has stage 4 stomach cancer. The doctors immediately told my parents that there was nothing treatment would do because it was so far advanced and he was too weak to undergo chemo. My brother is 45 years old and has never been sick. He started with these stomach pains and went to the hospital only to be released with some medication that had NOTHING to do with cancer earlier this year. Last month the pain was so bad the ambulance was called to pick him up. The hospital first diagnosed him with Crones disease. Once they realize the medication was not working they began more test which later showed my brother had no stomach the cancer was coming out of the stomach pouch and was attached to his lower and upper intestine. He can not eat anything without it coming back up. The doctors told my parents 2-3 months if he is LUCKY!! WOW, right!!! He is a fighter you all. He is determine to live but we are not sure what we can do at this point. My parents went got a second opinion and they stated the same thing. New Orleans is not known for cancer treatment so I feel we are just in the wrong location to get help. Any suggestions. He has been hospitalized twice for dehydration because of course he can't eat or drink anything. The doctors can not put a feeding tube in because he has no stomach. We just want help!!! Am I fighting a loosing battle!! He was rushed to the ER today only for my parents to be informed that he is now vomiting bowel!! I know there is NOTHING to hard for God and I don't want to be selfish but I pray LORD please allow us more time with him, please take the cancer away. This hurts so bad. He is the only boy among 5 siblings and we are all having a hard time seeing him in so much pain.