Nov 06, 2012 - 11:05 pm
My significant other/spousal equivalent (:-)) is in week 3 of 7 of radiation and has 1 of 3 chemo cycles under his belt for tonsil cancer, stage 4A. He has dry mouth but is tolerating it well with biotene and some xylitol mints and a spray, caphosol. He also has a very sore throat which he is using the caphosol for, just got Magic Mouthwash. He has a feeding tube biput we haven't started using it yet.
My question: what can we do about the taste changes? he loves peaches and thought they'd be good since they are soft and could slide down his throat easily but they tasted like dirt to him. any advice on what I can do for him or what he can do? though so far, I got him to say that vanilla, orange and mango still seem to be ok. But we need him to eat more than that.... any help is appreciated.
5th grade boyfriend/girlfriend then re-united after 37 years and soul mates ever since