My father is a 75 year old who had approximately 70% of his stomach removed due to stomach cancer. He has a j-tube to receive nutrition. The machine is typically set at 80ml per hour. However, every night, when the feedings start, he complains of gas in the stomach, or pressure/ bloated feeling in his stomach. To relieve the pressure and gassy feeling, he nearly always vomits a bit of stomach bile up. This happens nearly every night. I am concerned that the vomiting is likely to irritate his esophagus and lead to barrett's syndrome. He takes gasX to reduce the gas, and also a medication to stimulate muscular contractions in the stomach prior to starting the feedings. But nothing seems to work.
Any thoughts or suggestions on how to address his situation? In addition, I am wondering if it be better for him to eat a little bit of soft food in order to stimulate proper functioning of the stomach.