Hi, we are new to the site, and I apologise for the length of my post in advance.
My husband, and best mate, was diagnosed with T3 N2 oesophageal cancer last May. After complications he eventually had 9 weeks ECX and surgery took place on 3rd Jan this year.
The surgery seemed to go ok, but after a few days he developed a lung infection (both lungs) a rare sepsis, and severe vomiting with an enlarged stomach. He spent a week in ICU and has been on a ward ever since unable to drink, eat and with a large quantity of bile being drained off via an NG tube.
They thought it was the pyloric valve, but a CT and endoscopy shows no problem. They have checked for blockages, but nothing showed, so just said his stomach had "gone to sleep". A barium done Thursday also shows very little action of the stomach muscles, but fluid is draining slowly, shown on an x ray done yesterday.
They have taken his NG out, and he has been on ward release today, but eating and drinking is a HUGE problem he has only managed 1 egg, 6 spoons of soup, and half a bowl of rice krispies all day. He also can't face fluids on top of that as his stomach is too full.
PLEASE can anyone shed some light, hand out advice OR just give us aome hope that things will improve OR what we can constructively do to help ourselves.
Thankyou for reading this. Lynn xxxx