Aug 29, 2012 - 4:40 pm
Hi my jim was diagnosis with his esophageal cancer on march 28th of this year. he had a chemo port put in his chest and a feeding tube put in his small intestine on april 27th .his esophagus was shut off by the tumor,it is at the top of his stomach it has grown out and around his main artery,and into 4 lymph nodes. he has lost 139 lbs from 265 . he has had 45 radiation treatments,,and 4 chemo, he was supposed to have more chemo but his blood got so low they had to give him 2 pints. he is so weak and lays in his at home hospital bed watching tv, throws up acid and , the dr wanted to put him into the hospital and do a 4 day high dose chemo , but my husband is saying he dont want the treatment. i am his only caregiver and i dont know what to do. has anyone else had a case like this? is my husband on the way out? should we seek another dr? Should i try and get him to take the treatment? oh yes he is in almost constant pain.