hi. my dad has stage IV of stomach cancer and he's in critical condition right now. he barely eats; it's usually like 3-4 teaspoons of his pureed meals. he's been restless lately and can't sleep at night because of the pain in his stomach, so what the doctors did was give him some morphine and sedatives so that he could sleep, but that's all they've been doing and nothing else. they don't feed him anymore and he doesn't stay awake for more than a few minutes because the medicine makes him fall into a deep sleep again. they say that it'd be fatal if they tried to take out the tumor in his stomach through surgery, and my mom tells me that he's too weak for chemotherapy because his immune system is weak and doesn't have enough good cells. i can tell he still has the fighting spirit and doesn't want to die yet, but his body's just so weak and i don't know what else to do. has anyone experienced this before or have met someone who's been through this but survived? i really want to help my dad get through this and i don't want to sit back and wait for him to die like everyone else.
I am so sorry to hear of your father's diagnosis and can tell that you are very concerned. I wanted to reach out to you. I am the Patient Resource Education Program (PREP) Coordinator.
Can't Stomach Cancer offers many support services to patients and their families through our PREP Program. Upon receiving a stomach cancer diagnosis, patients, their families and caregivers can call our toll free hotline at (855) 475-1200 to speak to a live person to help understand the diagnosis, treatment options, clinical trials, research, and management of your disease. All services are at no cost to patients. Also, contact can be made by email to Patient.Resource@CantStomachCancer.org.
Can't Stomach Cancer is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation dedicated to advancing funding for stomach cancer research, raising awareness about the disease, and providing education and support internationally to patients, families, and caregivers.
Please contact me by telephone or email so that I may help you and your family with resources and other related stomach cancer information.
Im sorry to hear about your dad, how is he doing now? Are the nurses giving him fluidsthru a drip? There are shakes that the hopspital can get that are high in calories, ihave been in your situation before and understand what your going thru. Is there hospice where you are? I hope your dads health has improved