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Carol S was posted 03/31/1998 09:59 am by Danielle
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Hi Carol: Yes it does sound like our moms are at similar stages. She isn't able to eat much at all. When she was on the Dilaudid injections, she seemed to be able to eat a few mouthfuls of food during the day and keep her fluids up. The nurses were giving her gravol for a few days and then they stopped and she was ok. She was drinking the Resource fruit drinks and was able to keep them down. She didn't like the milk-like ones. But the nausea has returned, along with the vomiting. Sometimes even just the sight and/or smell of food makes her sick. She got a pain pump last night so I'm hoping that now that she hasn't any pain, she will be able to eat a bit more. But she says that she has absolutely no interest in food and that it feels like there is a blockage in her throat. It was her inablility to eat that put her in the hospital in the first place because she got so weak. I don't know what to suggest. I've told my dad about the various appetite stimulants but he says they have tried all types of things. How far do you have to travel? Good luck with the oncologist. And your right, we all have to lean on each other. There is nothing like the support of others who are all going through the same thing. Danielle

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