Posted by Ann
on September 14, 2000 at 14:48:34:
My father recently had an ilieostomy and an infusion pump surgically placed for chemo to be given directly to the liver. The surgery was a great success and we found that the liver can be successfully treated and resected which was not an option before his surgery. My question is..... three days after his surgery, he began extensive vomiting and became dehydrated. He has been released twice from the hospital and had to return for the same problem. This last time we almost lost him. The doctor had been giving him raglan for his stomach but nothing else. CT scans with contrast, xrays with dye, etc have been done but they can not find anything that is wrong. They began TPN feeding this week and a liquid diet. He has been able to tolerate this. He needed to get built back up in a hurry to start the chemo next week.
Has anyone had this experience with their loved one? If so, what were the results? My father is in one of the top 10 hospitals in the US and I feel he is getting quality care. Any ideas? Similar experience?
Please email me to share. I don't often come to this web site.