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    Being sent home from the hospital today. Looking forward to it.

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      GregP_WN

      It's always good to get home, how are you doing now that you've been home for a couple days?

      over 4 years ago
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    Ron1961 asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    TPN and stomach g tube

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      cam32505 (Best Answer!)

      My mother was offered a feeding tube, because she was choking when she tried to eat. She declined and was offered hospice instead. But, she was elderly and had many other health problems. Eating was the last thing she could enjoy. Taking that away from her was just the last thing. She didn't want to live that way, because of her other health problems. But, many stroke patients end up with feeding tubes. They will keep you alive, but it's hard not to be able to take anything by mouth. My mother really just wanted a drink of water. I wish you well with yours.

      over 4 years ago
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      Hi Ron, I'm glad you're feeling better. My husband had a j-tube placed after his esophagogastrectomy. While he was only temporary, it was his only means of sustenance for the first week after his surgery. He also had an NG tube while in the hospital to suction the contents (mostly bile) from what remained of his stomach while his surgical site healed. For us, scheduling everything so that if we had to leave home, we could be back in time to start his feeding promptly at 4 pm was quite a change. His feeding started at 4 and continued through the evening until about 8 am the following morning. This continued for the first few weeks he was home as he learned to eat again, progressing from a soft food diet and eating 8 meals a day to 6 small regular food meals daily at this point. He had a kangaroo joey pump that metered out his tube feeding. It was a steep learning curve to learn how to take care of the tube with everything else when he came home from his surgery. But, I guess everything with cancer is a very steep learning curve. Best of luck as you adjust to your new situation.

      over 4 years ago
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      azsuper

      Hi Ron1961

      Glad to here you are feeling better and doing well.
      I did not have to have the tube with my colon surgery.
      I hope everything gets back to normal for you very soon and you can enjoy a big steak very soon!
      Stay Strong. Hang in there.
      And smile. I kno it is hard now but it helps with everything!

      over 4 years ago
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    I believe I posted last week that I had a real hard time with my last chemo and was ready to quit. Turns out that I have a small bowel obstruction that was causing all of the vomiting. I am currently in hospital (day 4 ) and will be in until at least Monday. Not a fun experience this time around.

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      GolfGirl

      Ron, so sorry. Treating a bowel obstruction - not fun. I hope you're able to get home by Monday. Hang in there, sending you all my best. Bonnie

      over 4 years ago
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      Cole

      Hang in there Ron! Monday isn't far away. All the best.

      over 4 years ago
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      glam

      Hey Ron1961.....I hope you can leave hospital today and go home to be among your loved ones.....be strong....be faithful....don't let is put your arms down....it is just a stone in the middle of the process but please keep the main focus of killing this stupid cancer from your life.....wishing you all the best and praying you do leave today....please keep us posted....God bless you and continue blessing all of us

      over 4 years ago
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