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t.r. - weight loss was posted 11/01/1998 12:18 am by Lori
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T.R. Sorry to hear about your mom. My mom has had the same thing within what sounds like the same time frame. My mom lost 35 lbs in from Sept 21 to October 17th. I had bought her the ensure drinks which my mom thought were the grosses thing she had ever tasted (too sweet). We tried Carnation Instant Breakfast which only made her sicker, so when I got to Salt Lake City on Friday, Oct 17th, she hadn't eaten for Dad since Tuesday. I came in to find my mom almost comatose. This scared me. I asked her if she wanted to go back to the hospital? She said no, so I got back into my car and went to a place called Zuka. I know it is a chain drink (smoothies) store because we have one up here in Idaho Falls too. I went in and ordered her a fruit smoothie call "simply red" and had them put in soy protein power and carbo boost. Because their drinks are SOO large I had them put it in two child cups. I brought this home and she drank one that night. She had the second the next moring and she said she felt better. She even had scrambled eggs that morning. I went and got her one EVERY day that weekend until I left on Monday after her chemo. By Monday my mom had a full appetite and had gained 3 pounds. I made it my brother and sister-in-law's job to make sure my mom has one of these EVERY DAY!. It has now been three full weeks since we started this and mom has gained an additional 5 pounds and maintained her weight there. Her doctor told her last week that her blood work came back and that it looked better than the doctor would have EVER believed!!! I can only chalk this up to the fruit smothies because that is the ONLY thing she has been on the whole time. I realize that these drinks are pretty expensive but when you half them into the size of the ensure cans they are the same price. Good Luck and please let me know if you try it and how it works for you.. If your mom has the same outcome than I think it is something that we need to let people know about. Good night and God Bless.

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