Aug 26, 2012 - 12:27 pm
TWell after 7 relatively quiet radiation weeks things changed drastically. Last 2 days of rads and next few wife unable to handle her ensure and even water. Got severely dehydrated and lost 7 lbs. On Monday appt with oncologist she recommended a feeding tube. Started fluids that night and was admitted. Procedure for peg on Wed was aborted as her crohns stomach got in the way. Only options were surgery for the peg or a nose tube. Not interested. Dr saidif she could do her ensures and water Thur she could go home "naked" and would do outpatient nose tube later if necessary. Being re hydrated cleaned up the mucuitis in her mouth and she passed the test Fri and Sat. Came home Sat and headed into week 2. Now 1 week later doing her ensure/water and finally eating semi solid foods. Fentnyl patch_25_ and magic mouth wash for cheek pain. Even has some taste but still some mouth sores. Into week 3 post and hope the trend continues in this direction. Thanks to all here--I learned a lot which helped the trip.