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Old 12-13-2006, 02:04 PM   #11
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He's has a hyatel hernia {sp} for about 20 years. It hasn't given him too much trouble in the last few years. I hope it is all that is going on. I just want to know what the blockage is way above the opening of his stomach. It's about half way. Hopefully, it's just scar tissue from all of that.
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Old 12-13-2006, 02:20 PM   #12
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see, and I didn`t even know that :)
scar tissue can build up to massive amounts, and Ulceration of the esophagial tracht isn`t uncommon.
don`t get me wrong, I hope it`s Non of them at all and that it would go away for you both, but sooner something easily treatable eh! :)
as for weakness, well if the guy`s not eating....
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Old 12-13-2006, 02:27 PM   #13
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Oh, TG, how scary for your family. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts. Please keep us posted when you learn anything. {{hugs}}
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see, and I didn`t even know that :)
scar tissue can build up to massive amounts, and Ulceration of the esophagial tracht isn`t uncommon.
don`t get me wrong, I hope it`s Non of them at all and that it would go away for you both, but sooner something easily treatable eh! :)
as for weakness, well if the guy`s not eating....
Got to second your opinon YT2095. Having a bunch of males like I do and they all are on the nervous side, never fails when one of them seems to be having heart attack and if you just allow time to relax they get to eat another bite. It is VERY scary and I don't doubt that seeing someone not being able to swallow his food is upsetting. Still bothers me every time one of them sits there and can't move. So I tell myself to not get panicky and allow them time to make it on their own. Not easy. They refuse to go to doctor so hence seem to outgrow it or else they calm down before they eat.

I am hoping all will be good report and that he will not have to experience any bad effects from anything. Hope he improves like these guys have. Keep us posted.
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Old 12-13-2006, 02:38 PM   #15
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{{{{{{Texasgirl}}}}}} I know how hard this is - the waiting is the worst part. Keep your spirits up as much as possible (I know how hard that is - went through this last winter). Humor is so important - it gives you perspective, and a way of thumbing your nose at the fears. Know that we're all praying for all three of you. Draw your family and friends really close and welcome their strength and help.

A very good friend of ours went through a battle with throat cancer last year. He's doing better all the time - we were just comiserating a few minutes ago about the effect of cancer treatment - fuzzy brain.

As everyone has said - make sure to keep his nutritional intake up as much as you can. Ensure, cream soups, smoothies, (our friend said soft eggs were easy to swallow). Calorie and nutritionally dense foods are really important.
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:02 PM   #16
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TG... ya know I'm here if you need a hug or a shoulder.
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Our thoughts are with you TG. We'll be hoping for the best.
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:41 PM   #18
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Thanks guys, all of you are very special to me!!!
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Big hugs & lots of prayers coming your way texasgirl!
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I know how scared you guys must be. I'll be sending you my thoughts and prayers immediately. I hope he gets well soon.
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