Jan 29, 2013 - 6:13 pm
Hello. I am new here but have been looking for a forum where I could ask for advise to help my mother. She has stage 4 lung cancer it had spread to her brain but after 2 weeks of radiation her scan is clean. She was on Tarceva for a year and a half and it shrank the tumors but we have recentally found out it is not working anymore. Just Wednesday she had her first chemo session with Taxol and Carboplatin. She is not tolerating it at all well and my biggest concern is her eating. She vomits alot and I'm trying desperately to get her to keep trying. She was 120 before she got sick dropped doen to 85 during radiation when she was also very ill and ended up in the hospital afrter with a IV for 2 weeks. She got back up to 100 on the Tarceva but now has lost all the weight she had gained and maybe even more. Can anyone give me any advise on how to help her eat she doesn't even seem hungry anymore. I have 2 cartons of ensure but she doesn't like them and I have to work hard to get her to drink even a little. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.