My husband had a total gastrectomy on the 8th of Jan 2012 - quickly followed on the 11th Jan a surgery as his bowel had risen and popped through his diaphram and fused with his lungs. This then caused pneumonia. He has been home since 21st of Jan. Things seemed ok for the first few days with a little and often approach to meals which were all quite easy to swallow and high calorie. In the last week Tony has been deliberated with extreme nausea and vomitting after eating and drinking. We saw the consultant and he got Tony in on Monday of this week for a stretch with a balloon to help. This seems to have had no impact at all and we are back to square one. Tony sleeps until 11am most days, then has say porridge (small portion) which he may eat 3-4 spoons. Then within 30 min goes very cold has abdominal pains feels or is sick and needs to sleep. This pattern continues all day even after a fortysips compact drink. As for any exercise - not a chance he struggles to move around the house to the bathroom etc. As any one else experienced similar? We appreciate its very early days but a tiny tiny improvement would be very welcome. I would say his total food intake for the day would fit on a small saucer - then of course this is vomitted back. I am ringing his consultant this morning and GP but would welcome any advice.
Thanks in advance