Well here we are almost 5 weeks after the op that never was (failed Ivor Lewis for those who don't know). Husband has been home for 2 weeks however I made the call to get him readmitted yesterday. He cannot take anything orally at all due to the mucous that is coming back up every 60 minutes. We had a follow up appointment at the hospital yesterday and they gave him a choice to be admitted for fluids and electrolytes etc or go home. By this point he was practipractically delarious as he was so dehydrated, had no energy, contant dizziness and a very low bp. So I made the choice for him - he got admitted. By 10pm last night he was on his 3rd bag of fluid and already looking and feeling much better.
Anyway I digress. He is getting a stent fitted on Monday to aid with swallowing, earting and drinking. But just wondering if anyone knows how successful or otherwise the stent would be? Will he always be restricted to a soft mushy diet? We know his time with us is limited so we definitely want to make the most of it and he's determined to take me out for a lovely meal to make up for all the wedding anniversaries we will never have together.
Just looking for some advice or guidance from the lovely people in my phone.
Ps we have a repeat CT and an appointment with his oncologist at the end of the month. They are talking about trying herceptin. He's been tested and he would be suitable for it. Again anyone have any experience of this and perhaps how long it works for?