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03-27-2010, 09:40 AM
My mother was diagnosted with gastic cancer and has both chemo and radiation. Things have not been going well and she has thus had to have a feeding tube inserted into her intestine as her stomach was to small. Now her bowels have shutdown! I can't find any information on this subject! Is that because it dosen't usually happen unless death is coming? Thank you.