My sister is bravely battling ovarian cancer. Year 3 and it's back with vengeance. 5 weeks ago her abdomen bloated again. She went to the hospital and they drained a little over a litter of fluid on one side. Vomiting became a reoccurring item. Few days later back into the hospital, they put a tube down her nose to relieve the bile which cause her to gag a lot. After a day or two she elected to remover the tube and deal with the vomiting instead. A week went by no change. They inserted a tube to drain her abdomen and sent her home. The drainage tube worked for a day or two before it would clog with tissue. Tissue they defined as diseased tissue. They flushed it and it would work for a short stent less than a day. The vomiting persisted and the intake of food was next to nothing. Back to the emergency room. IV's with antibodies, her lower port became infected, they removed the drainage tube from the abdomen it too became infected. IV's were supplemented with nutrients. Where the lower port was healed up in the next week. The incision of the drainage tube is still healing. Got strong enough to begin chemo again, took one dose and released. At home still eating very little, very little getting through bowels. Still vomiting. Drinking shakes, taking nausea medicine, anxiety medicine, eating very little, vomiting about four times a day. The intake of food and water is very close to the same of the vomiting output. Her physic is looking like a POW of starvation. She goes in this week Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for IV infusion and hopefully by next week will be able to take second chemo. Meeting with a third doctor this Wednesday. Praying the chemo will remove the obstruction. Its tough getting answers and I feel she has no real direction. Has anyone been to this point and had the obstruction cleared so they can eat and reduce the ascites?
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