ilovemyfrenchie wrote:From my understanding for bowel obstruction the first treatment for anyone is to keep them on bowel rest meaning nothing by mouth (no food or water) and they insert an NG tube to suck out any bile or fluid that is not moving through the GI tract, hence the vomiting. They leave the tube in to help the nausea and vomiting. Then in the mean time they consult a surgeon which in your case they won’t operative. But a lot of people are treated conservatively and it’s something unfortunately they have to treat day by day and see if it resolves. It can takes days to weeks.
Can you add a signature/history about your mother? My mother has similar Mets but this journey has just begun for us.
What you are describing was in my wife's case the beginning of the end for her. They attempted to bypass the blockage by giving her a colostomy. That seemed to help for a few days, but there appeared to be a second blockage above where they made the colostomy connection. She had quite a lot of bile production and was throwing up several liters of green liquid a day. So we tried a stomach tube as she didn't like the ng tube very much. But in the end - the blockage really prevented her from taking in any nourishment or fluids. She basically withered away. All we could do was try and keep her comfortable with painkillers. I lost her last June after a 4 year battle with Stage IV colon cancer.
I am sorry for your mothers condition. I wish everyone's Colon Cancer could be discovered at a much earlier stage. But sometimes we get fooled. My wife was very athletic and was training for a marathon at the time of diagnosis. She was a life time runner with habits from running Track and Cross Country in HS. Doctor didn't insist hard enough at age 50 to get the colonoscopy. Had she done so they would have caught it 3 years earlier perhaps before it spread.
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