- Mar 3, 2008
- Loved one DX
My Father's Doctor has decided that he get a feeding tube. I am a little puzzled by this as my Dad has no issues with eating and swallowing. He has lost a great deal of weight in the last couple months and this has greatly concerned the Doctor's. Is it normal for feeding tubes to be used when the patient has no swallowing problems? I am just worried about my Dad having surgery and being back in the hospital. The last time he was in the hospital, he completely lost the use of his legs. I am scared he will loose more mobility since he already has limited use of his arms and hands. He was diagnosed in Februrary of 2008 and he has just progressed so quickly. I am just having a tough time watching him get weaker and weaker. It breaks my heart.