Jan 09, 2010 - 11:25 pm
So dad ment with the Surgeon again and then the Onc. Dr on Thursday! Since his set back he was only allowed to have clear fluids. Well they released him and said he could finally eat. FOOD!!! he was very happy, he still has to keep his Jtube in, well b/c you know he has to eat tiny amts and he needs ALOT of calories. They took his Drainage tube out and he was in his glory! If you could of seen his face! They werent happy with him, he has lost a total of 15lbs since being released from the hospital the first time around. But he has been on clear fluids for 2 and half weeks. Along with his feeding tube but he says that anything over 4 cans cramp his stomach up and he dont feel well. So when he met the onc dr they said that he wants to see him back in 2 wks and then IF he feels that he is strong enough to start chemo he will then sch him in prob at the end of Jan, Well my poor dad sat there and said he just hopes its not too late and the tumor started to grow back since they took it out. He said he is still in the time frame of 6 to 8wks to treat. He also gave dad meds for sleeping because he is not sleeping to well, he said if it dont work then he will give him something else, its like he is very nervous/anxious. So now we have to bulk him up a bit so he can do GREAT with chemo, we hope. I know it wont be easy but he is on his way to being cancer free (knock on wood). I know he is ready to fight this beast!
Now my question, he is allowed to eat soft foods, fish (cod and perch) he likes most,potatoes, pastas, eggs, you know the easy diet after having your surgery.. What are some foods or even recipies(that would help alot) you guys would recommend to strength him and fatten him up?
Also did/are you guys taking any vitimans during chemo to help keep him strong?
He will be on xeloda, oxaliplatin, epirubicin.
Thank you guys so much in advance for your help.