The problem was that when they went to sew him back up, the stitches were really tight and so the food was not passing from the area into the stomach and it was backing up, that is why she could be throwing up.
So what they did was go down through the mouth and insert a tiny balloon into the area and blew it up a little to stretch it just a tiny bit. But big enough to see if food would pass through.
So that meant that after stretching, hubby still had to have a gastric tube in his nose to continue draining until the swelling subsided on the inside. Then started with swabbing the mouth with water for several days before going onto a liquid diet.
It needs to be done carefully. But I can understand where you are coming from.
He had to have bags of nourishment by IV until he was able to 'eat' once again.
Best to you dear.
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