Trach after esophageal cancer
My husband was diagnosed with esophageal cancer August 2016. He had strong chemo and then surgery where his stomach was stretched to form a new esophagus. His throat kept closing up and stents were not helping. We then found out that there was more cancer and in the course of removing a stent his vocal cords were both paralyzed. So it has been over a year since he has had any thing to swallow. He is on tube feeding and he has a trach. Has there ever been a time when a trach has been removed? Has anyone experienced this before. There is talk that once he is cancer free they could possibly do another surgery to make it so that he could swallow but would lose his voice and still have to have a trach. Has anyone had any experience with this? Latest PET scan shows some small spots of cancer, in throat and near the spine? They just changed his chemo cocktail to something different so now he gets sicker.
I am not sure if we should maybe get a second opinion. Any suggestions?