Jul 07, 2011 - 6:21 pm
I am my husband's caregiver. He had surgery, 4 Mo. of chemo, 10 radiation treatments and is scheduled for 10 more. All of this has taken it's toll. His appetite has upped and downed but now it is down and I can't seem to get it up. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink. Things he used to like he turns his nose up. I try little things like half a sandwich and he eats one bite and doesn't eat any more. When I ask him about it, he says it is too hard and not good. A ham and cheese sandwich. He is getting so weak. He did drink an Ensure and a small glass of orange juice. Any suggestions. The final killer of his appetite was the pain meds they gave him. If I can't get him stronger, I will not be able to get him to his treatments much less him being able to take them HELP annd ideas or tricks that you have played to get food in a body will be appreciated!!!