Jan 26, 2013 - 9:41 am
I could have entititled this tread: "Vomiting In All The Right Places". I walked into the oncologist's examining room and promptly vomited. For good measure, I missed the barf bag I was holding. Actually some made the barf bag and some hit the floor. I was also in a quite unresponsive state.
One good thing, was that the time for my infusion was moved up a coupld of hours. (You would have to witness the crowd at SCCA to understand that statement.) The staff wanted IV anti-nausea meds on board pronto. I guess missing the barf bag had its benefits. (Really, I did not miss the bag on purpose.)
Now for the serious part for this post. (You thought it would be just more stand-up comedy?)
I saw a PA, and she strongly suggested a PEG Tube. I declined at the time; but realize that a PEG Tube might be in my future. So I would like to review some of the things I think I know about PEG Tubes. I'm certain that not all my concepts are correct, and I would like you (my friends) to correct me when your experiences differ. I've not had to have a PEG Tube so far.
Well, you get the idea of the information, I'm after.
However, to PEG or not to PEG will not really depend upon the answers (sorry to say). I'll try to maintain weight and nutrition/hydration by mouth. If this becomes too challenging, it's off to PEG-LAND. Rick.