My father was diagnosed a couple of weeks ago with stage 4 esophageal cancer (adenocarcinoma) that is apparently inoperable. He had a stent put in on Monday morning (two days ago) and got back to his home yesterday. I just spoke with my mother and he is too weak to get out of bed, has only been able to drink water and some juice and a bit of yogurt since the surgery. He is extremely depressed and I am very worried about him.
Is this typical after a stent placement? I can't really find anything online or figure out if this is normal in speaking with my mother. Does anyone have any advice or experience with this? We were under the impression that the stent would allow him to finally get some food down (his trouble eating has been rapidly getting worse over the past month). I just can't believe how fast he has gone downhill in the last two weeks and am at a loss for what we can do and am so scared for him.
Thanks in advance for any advice!