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Posted by Marlene on April 10, 2000 at 21:02:23:

In Reply to: I have the same thing!!!! posted by Kris on April 09, 2000 at 00:26:49:

:My father is in the nursing home after a massive stroke 2 years ago. He has had occasional spells of vomiting over the last year. Two days after Christmas he had a severe attack of pain in the stomach for about 4 days. He can't speak and understands about a third of what he hears so he could not describe the pain or the location for the doc. They ran some tests and decided it was his galbladder and that it had shot a stone causing pancreatitus. Now this man has diabetes, a bad heart and a massive stroke, and they told me that another attack like that would kill him. They tested his heart to see if it could withstand surgery and they said he was a moderate risk but they felt it was more of a risk that he would have another attack like the last and die. So, we had the surgery friday march 24. He is not bouncing back at all, it has been 2 and a half weeks and he can't eat or if he does he vomits . I am at my wits end, the doc can't figure it out either and dad can't help us by describing how he feels. He acts like he is half dead and eating is such a chore but, also drinking is too. they keep having to hook the IV back up because he doesn't drink enough. If this sounds familiar to anyone please contact me!!! WE are desperate, they are talking about putting in a stomach tube and I don't think he can stand any more surgery.

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