NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Patient dying from disease
Patient in hospital 3 months put on feeding tube which caused problems with leaking and constant infections. Took out tube, now stomach has a hole in it which will not heal. Patient is deciding to go to hospice and die. Can anything be done to heal the stomach? Patient is 70 yrs old and was in very good health before diagnosed 3 yrs. ago. Doctors started her on chemo but only got in 2 treatments so far.
Please give advice before it is too late. Thank you.
Thank you for visiting NetWellness. Unfortunately, I can not answer your question as it is unclear to me if this is a case related to sarcoidosis. Can you please clarify whether this patient has been diagnosed with sarcoidosis? Thank you.
Elliott D Crouser, MD
Associate Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University