Surgery was done on June 9, 2009 in National University Hospital, removal of pancreas’ tail and spleen and the whole large intestine.
Currently my father is in the hospital in Jakarta for the second time for infusion because of the difficulties in eating. This is the second time that he is hospitalized in Jakarta because approximately 2 weeks ago he fell down and injured his head and thus was hospitalised for several days.
Since our last correspondence, we have been trying to give him the herbs and the capsules you instructed. However, it has not been easy as he often vomits and also has been hospitalised for the second time now.
The doctor did several examinations to find out why it has been difficult for my father to take food since June 9, 2009 surgery until now. Ultra Sound / USG to the abdomen was done and there seem nothing found yet (other organs such as kidney, liver, seems to be normal at the moment)
The examination was continued yesterday with foto (follow trough?) to the stomach (lambung) and instestine (usus) using contrast (barium) to see if there were any obstruction to the intestine.
At first, this morning the doctor said that the whole internal part of digestive system (stomach + intestine) is clear and that he thinks there some tumor growth outside of the system that is “holding onto” the intestine and causes the difficulties in the way the intestine works or, that the tumor may produce some toxin that affects the digestive system and thus, it is difficult for my father to eat.
He also recommends gastroscophy to be done tomorrow and that he recommends us to return to Singapore for further examination (MSCT Scan, PET Scan, etc).
However, in this afternoon we have just been called to repeat the foto and the doctor told us that there is obstruction on the intestine but he is still to determine whether or not the obstruction is from inside or outside of the intestine.
This situation is very worrying as we do not know what to do since my father has very limited food intake and thus it has been difficult for him to take the herbs as well.
Many times he tried to take the herbs with no food and he has gastric pain. If the intestine is obstructed, how do we take the herbs? How do we proceed from here? The doctors in Singapore do not recommend any surgery because my father’s condition is not strong enough.
Please let us know what to do… We thank you for your help.