My wife has been diagnosed with primary peritoneal cancer and has been in treatment since May of this year. Initial surgery has been followed by chemotherapy (six three-week cycles: IP cisplatin, IP and IV taxol). We just returned from a five day hospitalization neccesitated by bowel obstruction, including four days with an NG tube. Now on low fibre diet - I am encouraging her to stick to liquids as much as possible.
And no bowel movement so far. So we are concerned. Due to resume chemo tomorrow (first week of cycle 3) if the doctor approves.
Not sure what I am looking for. Maybe ideas on how she can keep getting nutrition without finding herself back in the ER with a critical bowel obstruction.
Thanks for reading.