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Dad - 88 - stomach pain

Posted In: Nausea Anonymous | April 20, 2014 | 03:16 PM

My Dad is 88 years old. He has always been very active - traveling extensively with my stepmother. Walking 2 miles a day, etc.

He has had slow growing prostate cancer for some time but 6 years ago it spread to his lungs. He had chemo and went into remission for 4 years. He got it again - had chemo- and is now in remission.

2 months ago he had a cold and developed a cough, chills, nausea, diarrhea, back and leg pain. He was hospitalized but told he did not have pneumonia. He has continued to have symptoms and has not been able to eat for over 2 months. He went to a gastro doctor and has been told that they cannot find anything wrong.

His doctor has essential told him that they don't know what is wrong and that he will just have to wait it out.

In the meantime, he has lost over 30 pounds (he's short 5'6") and now has no strength. He is only able to sit in his chair and watch TV. This is not like him.

He has terrible stomach pain and gas, cannot eat due to nausea, has an infection in his mouth and of course depression.

I need to find a doctor who is a diagnostician in the Venice, Florida area. Does anyone know how to do that? Any ideas?

I live in California and feel helpless.



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