May 27, 2011 - 11:11 pm
Dad's lost his appetite. It wasn't affected during the 15 brain radiation sessions, though some thing didn't taste as good as usual, he still pigged out. the week rads ended, chemo (160 mg Temodar) began. It took over a week to see his appetite begin to fade. Then there was a 3 night stay in the hospital for blood clots in this lungs.
The appetite went down hill quickly and seemed to bounce back when he came home (better food, right?). But now 2 days later he is barely eating 2-5 bites of anything every few hours. His entire intake per day is less than a child's meal. he will drink a glass of milk or OJ but refuses the nutritional drinks (I got the highest calorie ones I could find for athletes trying to gain weight). I struggle to get him to drink enough. His urine is dark amber and not improving.
Has anyone in Alabama been able to get a prescription for Marinol? I think this will help. I would like to get a pill so he won't have to get the effect from a hard-to-eat special cookie (since he can't eat more than 2 bites usually).
His 69th birthday is next week and family will come to visit. I hope he will be able to eat a little. He still does best with sweets, so hoping to find a cake that is appealing!