Apr 29, 2012 - 7:44 am
My dad is not able to eat. He started Radiation last week because his tumor has grown so big and causes pain. I told my mom to ask about a feeding tube, because all he is drinking is gatoraid. He was drinking ensure and able to eat peaches and applesauce but no longer to even have that. the Dr convinced them he does not need a feeding tube and they told them "once you get the feeding tube you will never eat again" so they didn't do it. I "thought" there was a way to use the tube when you needed it, but was also able to eat when you could? I explained all that I have learned here, and told them to come here to read other posts, the Dr. doesn't "always" do what is best, you have to fight for yourself. BUT I guess my dad doesn't believe me, and what the Dr. says is gold. after all, I am only a teacher, not a Dr. So, anyone have experience with this? Please help me out, so I can print off your replies, and MAYBE they will listen....