• What can help my wife with the GAS that the ensure gives her and, anyone know a medical lawyer I can contact about misdiagnosis!

    Asked by Tracey on Monday, July 30, 2012

    What can help my wife with the GAS that the ensure gives her and, anyone know a medical lawyer I can contact about misdiagnosis!

    My wife has been diagnosed with cervical cance and I have been told from the referring doctor that basically.....she doesn't have much time! We have met with the oncologist and he's set up his on scans and MRI's to see for himself...which I like! He's going to treat her with radiation himself and his assoc. will treat her with chemo! He's said this even before he gets his own results from the tests he's orderd! My wife is a large woman and a few days from 60! She hates the ensure and similar drinks because it gives her extreme gas which makes her feel even worse! Any suggestions on how I can get her the ensure without the gas? Also....My wife went to the doctor about excessive bleeding almost 2 years ago! The doctor kept her in the hospital 3 days and they had to give her 2 pints of blood during this time! Upon discvharge , the doctor gave her a clean bill of health and a prescription for something that starts with an M...Magee???? or something. This was supposed to stop her period!

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    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      Well those are certainly two very diverse questions.

      The obvious answer to the first question is stop drinking ensure. As for the second question, use google or the yellow pages to find a lawyer who specializes in medical malpractice suits. However, you may want to be sure that the one you contact offers a free initial consultation, since from what you have described you may not have a case. Just because she was treated for something else 2 years ago doesn't mean she was misdiagnosed. But even if she was, that still may not constitute malpractice. The legal definition of medical malpractice requires illegal or negligent standard of carem or treatment

      about 5 years ago
    • FreeBird's Avatar
      FreeBird

      My dad can't stand the prepared drinks like Ensure. I can't do dairy myself, but If she can tolerate dairy, what I did for dad was blend
      1 cup whole milk with
      a packet of Carnation Breakfast Essentials http://www.carnationbreakfastessentials.com/Public/Default.aspx
      1/3 cup instant dry milk powder,
      and a scoop of ice cream.
      Add ice if you want it thicker.
      It comes out to more protein than an Ensure drink, and I back up the micronutrients with a multivitamin that's easier for him to take.

      It's not health food, but it's what I can get into him, and it tastes a lot better than Ensure. If she can't do that, maybe she's lactose intolerant.

      about 5 years ago
    • FreeBird's Avatar
      FreeBird

      The American Cancer Society also has a dietitian on call http://www.cancer.org/MyACS/SouthAtlantic/ProgramsandServices/dietitian-on-call Maybe they have some tips

      about 5 years ago
    • Moonflay's Avatar
      Moonflay

      I'm with Freebird on this one. Carnation instant breakfast rocks! I make one every morning. I use the vanilla since I drink a real chocolate shake every night. I like to blend a banana or some peaches into mine every once in awhile..mmmmmm! I will also add, I was doing this long before the cancer, lol. I raised my son on these as well..he ate a good breakfast each morning before school but he also drank one of these with each breakfast. He's now pre-med (a nurtrition major) and still drinks one in the mornings. =)

      about 5 years ago
    • Moonflay's Avatar
      Moonflay

      I also have GERDS which has gone crazy since treatments began. Generic GAS EX helps me. Fiber will give you gas if you increase it in your diet, at least until your body acclimates to the increased fiber. It took about a month before my mom stopped having issues with the gas that she got from some fiber bars she added to her diet.

      about 5 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar
      Carol-Charlie (Best Answer!)

      Lets first concentrate on treating your wife's cancer.... Lawsuits and such can wait. I was given six months to live.... six and a half years ago.... So let's not rally round your 'not much time' news. I was 62 when diagnosed... my doctor was in tears wondering how she had missed a 39 lb tumor.. (Ovarian Cancer) Stage IV. I hugged her and said... Hey... let's just move on. I was tested and scanned and put in touch with a Gynicological Oncologist Surgeon...(Look for one in your area, go to this specalist.... It can be the difference. I was told that this specialty has the latest and greatest for curing Ovarian and Cervical cancers.... After surgery they did a PET CT Scan and there was no cancer in my body. This surgeon had carefully sectioned and scraped the cancer from the outside of my intestine and euretha....... Two years of specific chemo to catch any little cells that wanted to start more trouble... One of the biggest things that helped me was putting my faith in my God and then my surgeon. I asked God to lead me to where he wanted me to go..... He has brought me to here. Next month my grandson gets married to a lovely young woman. I have two Great Grand Children (under two). I've been to Cape Cod, (always wanted to go) I'm going to my son's wedding next year and life really is good. You and your wife must plan for the future together... see yourselves there... and ask God to lead you there!!!!

      about 5 years ago

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