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My husband has been on TPN for 3 weeks now but he is unable

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My husband has been on TPN for 3 weeks now but he is unable to eat solid food, he can drink fluids and milky custard type foods but not anything he has to chew, he says the food sticks to the roof of his mouth and he cannot get it swallowed, this has been going on since after his exploratory laparatomy 10 weeks ago.
Does anyone know why this is happening as he is really weak and lost a lot of weight and has to stay in hospital.
I myself am loosing weight worrying about it for weeks now.
Please help!
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
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Expert:  Dr. Harriet replied 3 years ago.
Hi, can you tell me what your husband's exploratory laparotomy was for and what they found? What medications is he taking? Other than food sticking in his mouth, is he able to swallow? Once the food is swallowed, does it stay down? It sounds like a very stressful situation for you and I would like to help, so I look forward to your response.