Apr 14, 2009 - 7:23 pm
Hello, I am a caregiver for my husband who was diagnosed with Papillary Thhyoid Cancer in Oct 2005. He has undergone Thyroidectomy, removal of his left parathyroid glands, and removal of the vocal chord nerve. Has received 3 RAI treatments, and another left neck disection, and resecting a nodule on the trachea. In Jan of 09 his Thyroid Cancer has metasisized to his brain, spine, ribs, pelvis, left hip, shoulders, left adrenal gland, and small nodules detected in lungs. Another surgery to remove two lesions on his brain (one on the brain stem). From there he received radiation to the brain, and spine, pelvis. He still has more radiation treatments, but had to postpone them due to low blood & platelet counts. At the moment he is stable, but complains of bad taste and unable to eat foods he likes. Has nausea almost everyday especially when he smells anything that does not agree with him.
Would anyone have any suggestions as to possible foods or meals I will be able to give him. We will try the ensure though not confident because very sensitive to taste of sweet and smell. Also, is there any hope he will regain his sense of taste again.