My thoughts are with you both. I don't know if you get Oats So Easy where you are, but we found this helped my daughter when she felt like getting sick after the Chemo. It seemed to settle her stomach. Love Maureen
Dear Vida, my prayers will be with you as you go through this tough time. I'm sure with your good cooking skills you will be able to come up with some wonderful 'fattening' meals for you husband. Make sure you look after yourself too. As you are no doubt aware you will be his full time carer. May God be with you as you face this challenge, love and blessings Chris.
Fattening up is so much more difficult that loosing weight. My thoughts are with you both for the weeks ahead. Hugs Sarah.
Prayers are with you all!
Anything you're adding milk to, you can mix in some "extra" powdered milk for improved protein plus calories. Also, Google Cornell flour or Cornell formula if you are baking for him. Best of luck in fattening him up and keeping you healthy too! Hope treatment progresses well and will pray for him.
You can go to GNC vitamin store...I think they have things that can help with the weight...don't forget the mashed potatoes and lots of gravy lol. i need to avoid those, however they are just to good...
Your DH and you also are in my prayers. You have quite a challenge getting him to gain weight, but I'm sure you will experiment until you figure it out. God's blessings on you as you are are now your husband's protector and caregiver.
My prayers are with you my husband was diagnosed 2 yrs ago with Rectal Cancer stage 3 we went through it all as well Radiation first then surgery then chemo. Pls make sure your doctors are really proactive as far as keeping on top of it after he is done. Ours were and found a tiny spot in his scar tissue a yr after we were all done. They gave him quarterly exams and kept an eye on his CEA (Blood Tumor Markers and that is what caught it. If you ever need to talk pls feel free to contact me Hugs and prayers from SC
Thanks for the tip - I will make sure he's well taken care of and I have a special "in" at the clinic as my sister works for the doctors there. If I have questions, I will PM you.
Yes our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs
You are in our prayers. I know this is very hard for you but I know you will do everything possible to help him gain weight. The silver lining is that your meals are going to taste wonderful. Please keep us updated so we know how you both are doing. And be sure to care for yourself too. You need to eat well and rest too. Hugs to you both even if they are only cyber hugs.
I wish there was an easy way for me to transfer my excess weight to him :-) I will be cooking 2 meals - 1 high calorie for him and 1 low calorie for me - this will put my cooking talents to a real challenge. So far everything is positive, but I know that will change as chemo progresses.
My husband passed from lung cancer. My prayers and sympathies are with you at this difficult time. It is a long hard road but with God willing, you will get many more years with your hubby. Stay strong! Hugs, Barba
I am sorry for your loss. Cancer is a terrible disease and affects far more people than those diagnosed. Families suffer as much (or more) than the patient. I am lucky as I have a very large extended family - many of whom have been through this - and we are all a bunch of cards so things are positive for now.
My husband was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 1994 went through the chemo, radiation and colostomy Did well, but had bad stomach pain
and the sores from the colostomy paste were bad.
ate well, but in 2005 nothing stayed down and what did came up/out
Passed away in 2006
Lived well for the ten years I know what your going through and your in my thoughts
I am glad you had many years with him. I hope to have many, many more with my hubby. Things will progress and we will deal with any problems as they arise. As I pointed out in another comment, I have a special 'in' at the clinic as my sister works there, so I know he'll get the best possible care. Thank you for your prayers.