CSN Login
Members Online: 5

need help finding the discussion

chrissiebass
Posts: 60
Joined: Apr 2011

I can not seem to find the discussion where everyone "piched" in their ideas of food for when eating has become difficult. I remember some were different shakes etc. Could someone post a link for me? I thought I had saved it, but I guess not.

thanks,

chrissie

chrissiebass
Posts: 60
Joined: Apr 2011

Thanks, those are the things I am looking for. Dad went in on Tues to have another look down his throat because he was feeling so sick. He does not need a stretch, the tumor has grown very large. they did cancel his chemo for last week and now he is going to meet with his Dr. to discuss radiation for the tumor. What are your thoughts on this? He did have a shake from McD's last night, but got sick. He is not eating not because he can not swallow, but just sick all the time. I had talked to him about a feeding tube awhile ago, but he doesn't want to listen to me, guess because I am not a Dr. I get so frustrated because he will not research himself, everything is whatever the Dr. thinks. I have told him and my mom you have to fight for what you want and feel is best for you, the Dr's wont!!! Sorry for the vent also.

Tina Blondek's picture
Tina Blondek
Posts: 1560
Joined: Nov 2009

Hi Chrissie
I was a caregiver for my dad. He passed from EC with mets to the liver in March 2010. I have been where you are now. I had to be the research/dr appt. caregiver. Dad called me his right hand girl. I researched everything, printed it, and read it to dad and mom. I called and spoke to the drs. I made the dr. appts. I drove dad for his treatments once a week, he drove himself the other days. You just have to take over at this point. Your dad will appreciate it. Call his dr and speak to him about the feeding tube. It will be the best way for your dad to get the nutrition he needs. Have the dr. talk to your dad about it. I am glad Sherri and William could help you. I knew they would! We have each other's backs here. You do have to be the squeaky wheel for sure. Put your foot down and demand what you want. Hang in there, you are doing the best you can and we are here to help you.
Tina in Va

Subscribe with RSS
About Cancer Society

The content on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions.

Copyright 2000-2014 © Cancer Survivors Network