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    Diagnost Dec 11, 2012. Going through the no appetite phase. She loves Ensure drinks
    @350 calories each. We are getting her to drink approx. 4 per day. I find that any food I give her she eats if I make it only 2 bites. I put her food on the biggest plate I can find. So it looks very small in comparison, and she turns up her nose, but she eats it. She is using a walker now and wheelchair for long distances, ie: beauty shop, church etc. She sleeps alot and is becoming more and more quiet. She take percdan 5.325mg 1 every 5-6 hours.

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      This all sound familiar. We took care of my Mom in Hospice, same thing with eating. She would get big eyes when I would tell her what we were going to have for supper, but then she wouldn't eat much. I found she liked smoothies from McDonalds, so everytime I went by there I would get one for her. Also mashed potatoes and gravy from KFC. My wife makes a great beef stew, and she would always perk up when she smelled that cooking.

      What you are doing is a terribly hard thing to do, I done it with both parents 10 months apart, but looking back on it now, I am glad that we were there to take care of them instead of strangers.

      Bless you for what your doing. Caretakers are special, I am 3 time survivor as well and my wife was my caretaker. Couldn't have gotten by without her.

      over 8 years ago
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    Other Care (Hospice): My siblings and I are caring for her 24/7. Hospice is now onboard to help and handle pain meds.

    • JMS's Avatar

      As another pancreatic cancer patient, my heart goes out to you and your siblings.
      Having had a near-death experience in the hospital after surgery, I've come not to fear the process, it was like a gradual slipping away, akin to slowly falling asleep. But my thoughts will be with your family. JMS

      over 8 years ago
    • Onoi11's Avatar

      Having her family there for her at this time of surrender is the most important thing that any of you could be doing. The psychological blessings, now and in the future, are endless. I know this from experience.

      over 8 years ago
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