Jul 28, 2009 - 2:25 pm
First time on here...and looking for some help for my dad. About a year ago he found out he had a tumor under his tongue. They removed the tumor and did a neck dissection to rebuild the floor of his mouth. The cancer came back and the second time around they placed a titanium plate with a few screws in the floor of his mouth. At this time they removed all of his lymph nodes and he started radiation. The cancer came back again and actually broke his jaw in half on the left side of his mouth. They finally last month removed the plate and screws and most of his teeth on the left side of his mouth. But only after the plate and screws worked their way out on their own leaving a whole in his chin on the left side about the size of a dime. Needless to say he isn't able to eat anymore and is strictly using Ensure nutritional drinks for his nourishment. This is so expensive. He is using about 10-12 cans of Ensure every day, and spending on average, about $9 per 6 pack. Does anyone know if there is any support group or agency that would help offset the costs?