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    Hi I was really hoping to get some help for my dad. Early November he had an esophagectomy he has had many problems along the way he is 79 prior to this surgery he was still working part time. The main problem Now is his breathing he has a very tight band across his chest and struggles with breathing his stomach isn't emptying properly and the valve at the bottom of stomach is not fully opened, we have been told dad ...

    July 29, 2017 view discussion
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      Hi my dad had an esophagectomy early November he has had many complications his stomach is not emptying how it should but cannot go through more surgery he us 78 and before having this operation was still working and very active. He is mainly on a liquid diet due to the stomach not emptying how it should. The other problem that we really need help with is aspiration I think that's what's happening he doesn't eat afte...

      June 04, 2017 view discussion
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        Good morning my dad had an esophagectomy early November since then he has had a constant cough and numerous chest infections every time he stops the antibiotics the chest infection starts up again he doesn't seem to be making progress due to the cough and infections. A few months ago he had a procedure where the valve to the stomach was stretched. Any help would really be appreciated. He sleeps elevated Kind rega...

        March 19, 2017 view discussion
        • Alisonthomas has created a new message board discussion

          Hi all my dad had A esophagectomy early November he had another operation a week after as there was a price of tissue blocking the stomach since then he has been in and out of hospital with pneumonia he is now in hospital again and been given two different antibiotics at the same time they have done another X-ray and his lungs are worse than when he came into hospital all in all the hospital doesn't know why the pho...

          February 09, 2017 view discussion
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            Thanks for taking the time to reply Best wishes. Alison

            December 29, 2016 view post
            • Alisonthomas has replied to a post on the message board

              Thanks for replying how is your husband now, did the doctor prescribe the spray for the cough? Kind regards Ali

              December 27, 2016 view post
              • Alisonthomas has created a new message board discussion

                Dear all my dad had a esophagectomy early November he then had another operation one week after as he had a piece of tissue blocking his stomach. He has been left with this awful constant cough it is worse at night. We have sorted out his acid problems now but this cough is bringing him down any help would really be appreciated. Best wishes to all Ali Thomas

                December 27, 2016 view discussion
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