Mar 09, 2013 - 10:28 pm
Oncologists want me to get a g-tube on Monday morning. I have finished chemo and have 4 Rad Tx left. Problem is, as many of you are aware, no appetite, everthing smells and taste like Boost or ensure to me,not able to eat any solids at all. Surviving on a 1300 cal smoothie per day and that takes 8 hrs to drinkand starting to resent that smell and taste also, almost makes me gag. I have severe mucositis, very tough to try and get 2000ml of fluid and 2000 cal in per day. Constantly having to drink (40ml every 15 min while awake)in order to meet the 2000ml goal.Had additional iv fluid several tims last week at the clinic.I'm small/thin male to start with, lost about 7#. I know the next month will be tough and that i need adequate nutrition/fluid.
My concern is the excessive,stringy mucous that i have. Afraid i may aspirate it while sedated for the tube placement. Has anybody had the same situation?