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J165GOAL
Posts: 35
3/2/11 8:39 P

Sorry I haven't been able to reply before now. Thank you all so much for your great suggestions and information. And also for your support.



SOCPAGE
Posts: 222
3/2/11 11:00 A

my mother-in-law had tongue surgery for cancer and could not chew or eat well, so we blenderized most of her food and did not season it. then she sucked it through a straw. McDonald's in our area has pretty wide straws, and the ones from bubble tea are big so that pretty much anything could be sucked up.
The good part is that the discomfort should clear up in time and most of his taste buds will recover. I will say a prayer for you and your family.



V129421
SparkPoints: (1,940)
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Posts: 15
2/28/11 3:01 P

There are several pretty good cook books available that are specifically for people going through treatments. You may want to do a search on Amazon and see if you can pick one up.

Couple of hints that might help:
Smoothies
Ensure
Noodle dishes with white sauces
Mashed potatoes

Make a batch of something he likes (fettucini alfredo w/chicken & peas maybe??), and then seperate into single serving containers and freeze. That way, anytime your Dad gets hungry, he has a pretty much instant meal that he can heat up and eat. It helps if he has a few fz choices available that he doesn't need to wait for, or really do much with to get it ready. A lot of times you have to get the food in the person while they are hungry, or you lose the window of opportunity.



SNOOPY1960
Posts: 1,680
2/27/11 4:40 P

scrambled eggs with cheese/soft veggies

pastina ( small pasta ) with a bit of milk and a touch of sugar. or butter.

whole wheat toast ( very lightly toasted ) with some peanut butter

macaroni and cheese ( home made if you can )

creamy soups like chowder

I will say a prayer for your Dad. My Sister went thru the same thing. emoticon



WOGGLEMAKER1
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Posts: 23
2/27/11 3:31 P

Oral thrush is a major problem for me. I'm on large doses of co-cortisoid steroids, oral, nebulised and via inhalers (lungs do not work very well) so H have this problem frequently.

I find home made soups soothing and filling, home made fruit fools (with full or reduced fat creme fraiche, smoked fish poached in milk, softish hard boiled egg chopped with butter and a bit of salt while still warm in soft bread works for me as well



WOGGLEMAKER1
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2/27/11 3:31 P

Oral thrush is a major problem for me. I'm on large doses of co-cortisoid steroids, oral, nebulised and via inhalers (lungs do not work very well) so H have this problem frequently.

I find home made soups soothing and filling, home made fruit fools (with full or reduced fat creme fraiche, smoked fish poached in milk, softish hard boiled egg chopped with butter and a bit of salt while still warm in soft bread works for me as well



WOGGLEMAKER1
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2/27/11 3:30 P

Oral thrush is a major problem for me. I'm on large doses of co-cortisoid steroids, oral, nebulised and via inhalers (lungs do not work very well) so H have this problem frequently.

I find home made soups soothing and filling, home made fruit fools (with full or reduced fat creme fraiche, smoked fish poached in milk, softish hard boiled egg chopped with butter and a bit of salt while still warm in soft bread works for me as well



MOM2ACAT
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Posts: 26,234
2/18/11 3:16 P

I went through chemo 7 years ago and had a few mouth sores. One thing that helped me was using a mouthwash called Prevention. I found it at Walgreens, but I think any drug store would have it.

I also got some prescription lozenges from my doctor, I can't remember what they were called, but they were tablets that looked kind of like Tums, and you let them disolve in your mouth and it would coat the sores and protect them.

Does your dad like smoothies? That would be a good thing to try. Other bland foods that I could tolerate were mashed potatoes and plain rice.



RUNNERGIRL60
Posts: 531
2/18/11 1:40 P

Hi, It is very hard at times. Does he have the proper medication for his mouth? There is mess for the infection/sores that happen and there is also mess to help numb his mouth before he eats. His oncologist can give an rx for this. It helps to do these. Frequent oral care and rinsing with water. Use ensure type drink mix it with ice creams, potatoes, puddings etc to add cals. Protein mix to meals, or even instant breakfast powder if ensure type stuff is to sweet. Small frequent meals with one of the above added helps. Nothing tested good sometimes! I have to go but I will contact you later. emoticon Michelle



J165GOAL
Posts: 35
2/18/11 10:15 A

My dad has cancer and is undergoing treatment. One of the side effects of the treatment is that his tongue hurts. This makes it difficult to eat, and it also seems to make everything taste spicy or like it has a lot of pepper. I am looking for suggestions for simple foods that would be easy to eat (soft foods) and would have a fairly high protein and caloric benefit. I know, unusual request on Spark to have high calorie foods, but he lost 21 lbs in 4 wks - he isn't getting the nutrition he needs and this can affect his immunity and also the effectiveness of the treatment.
I appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!



 
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