Jan 10, 2012 - 1:08 pm
My mom completed chemo 2 weeks ago ( taxol/carboplatin) and did her last radiation session on Jan 5th for throat cancer.
She refused the feeding peg from the start but I had to have her admitted right after her radiation because she was malnourished.
She refuses to eat or drink anything, not even the supplements like boost and ensure. Its not a matter of pain for her. She seems to swallow remarkably well according to her doctors but she simply does not like the taste of anything except tea and broth, but even that she only takes tiny amounts.
Her neck is terribly raw/burned from the radiation. She is in a lot of pain.
All of this is hard.She is so malnourished..and so mean too. She looks at me like I am the devil. She yells and vents all the time about everything negative. She is mean to everyone no one wants to visit her. I feel so bad.Is this a normal thing for a cancer patient? I just don't know what to do?