Hi, I am new here.... so firstly wanted to say what an invaluable support this site is, thank you all & the OPA. My dad had his op 12 days ago (he's a very fit and active 76 year old), 6 days after his Op clear fluids were introduced, then he moved on to puréed food where he managed three very small portions (between 3-5 teaspoonfuls) over a 24 hour period. He was considerably uncomfortable from eating and very sick as a result. Further to this the consultant decided to put him back on tube feed and four days later he had an endoscopy for a stretch. Since then he has been able to drink water and yesterday he had two thirds of a supplement drink (over 1-2 hours), which again, left him very uncomfortable and he was sick. I can see that my dad (who is normally such a positive person) has become quite depressed. I spoke to the consultant who said that the stretch, even if not a long term solution, should work for at least a couple of days but this is clearly not the case. I am thinking that perhaps dad should try some soup or some jelly today as perhaps the supplement drink was too rich for him? But of course, the pureed food he initially had did not settle either. I would very much appreciate if anyone could offer any advice , many thanks , Louise
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