Jan 30, 2014 - 9:35 am
My husband has stage 1 tonsil cancer, due to HPV. He only has to go through 6 weeks of radiation, no chemo thankfully. He is in week 4 and has not had solid food in 2 weeks, but is drinking Shakeology, ice cream and the ocassional chicken broth. The doctor told him he should only lose 2 lbs a week, which is ridiculous considering he can't eat! So far he's lost almost 10 lbs.
He has told me that he will not (unless the doctor holds him down and forces him) get a feeding tube. Reason being is he doesn't want to be reminded forever about what he's going through. We have had a few heated discussions about this, because I don't want him to lose too much weight and get sick. I haven't personally experienced what he's going through with all the pain and mucous and being hungry all the time, but I believe that if it were me, I would want the feeding tube to help me.
Thoughts? Am I wrong in my way of thinking and caring?