Jul 07, 2013 - 5:21 pm
Hi all, I have been lurking/learning for the past 5 weeks.
The stories and information here have been a huge help.
My wife is in week 5 of 7 of her treatments SSC IVA BOT (chemo once a week and reds mon. thru fri. weekly).
Here is where I need help, she will only make a token effort at taking in nutrition (her ENT rec. a PEG prior to starting treatment, we had it along with a trach.) or hydration. She tells me it is because she has no tast or appitite. Doesnt want to try to eat - it wont taste or feel right.
I understand (as much as I can, I am not getting zapped from both the inside and out), but I am so lost as to how to help her through this. She HAS to have nutrition and hydration.
Are there any magic words ?
We have a strong support group, family and friends. Prayers inbound from all over and I still dont know what to say or do.