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Sep 19 2009 by pathologystudent
Wow, you are good researchers. Yes, that sounds very appropriate. It's the vagus nerve that you're talking about - and it certainly does supply the stomach. You should send the endocrinologist a bill!
 
Sep 19 2009 by P S P.
Anyway, thought it might come in handy in case you get the question again from someone else.  Thanks for you help!
 
Sep 19 2009 by P S P.

Therefore, her temp is way off (freezes all the time) and she experiences a "fullness" feeling even though she can only eat tiny amounts.  This nerve seems to tell the stomach when it is time to process food, start digestion, and so forth.  I believe there is a term though I can't remember it right now....  it is a form of stomach paralysis....

 

 
Sep 19 2009 by P S P.

Thanks so much for your willingness to respond.  We have discovered through some research on the Internet a nerve called "vega nerve".  This nerve apparently tells the stomach when to empty (along with other things).  It appears that perhaps this nerve is damaged from surgery and not communicating correctly to the hypothalamus. 

 
Sep 14 2009 by P S P.
We are wondering why the stomach trouble is so severe and what might be causing it and if there is something we should be doing to figure out a solution.  Thanks so much for you time and attention.  Any help is much appreciated.
 
Sep 14 2009 by P S P.
Thanks for your willingness to help.  My niece had her tumor removed almost a year ago but she is sicker now than ever before.  She is having stomach trouble, cramping and pain, to the point of only eating small amounts of broth.  The endo hasn't figured out why but the neurologists says she is a "metabolic mess"....