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eating. was posted 10/31/2010 03:38 pm by Katie W.
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He can't stomach anything. He vomits most up. He can keep down little bits here and there. No cause, they did a scope and besides a red and inflamed stomach there wasn't anything obvious.

He has not started chemo yet, just the booster chemo for the radiation. His nausea has been HUGELY controlled by the enzymes that they finally started him on.

He also has no appetite. He is on an IV bag 3x a week now at the hospital when he goes for rads. I don't know what the plan is now that he finishes radiation tomorrow.

He does have fluid in his abdominal area but the doc is hoping that it will absorb once he quits rads. Didn't want to drain him.

He has lost 70 pounds in less then 3 months and has lost a huge amount of muscle tone. He is skin and bones and distended belly right now.

He drinks water. But he is dehydrated I can tell because his lips are sticking to his teeth really bad when he tries to talk. That seems to be one of his signs. He goes in tomorrow for his IV bag.

So with the eating, I really have no idea. Nothing sounds good to him, most of what he does try comes back up.

~K

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