Cancer and dehydration

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hi looking for advice! I will try and keep this short my mother has terminal cancer it started two years ago and she was diagnosed with ibs in and out of the doctors and loss of weight until she was eventually admitted good friday last year we were told she had a obstruction and stomach cancer clots in her lungs and one near her heart she had weeks to live.after a operation and a year on with frequent admissions to hospital needing rehydrating and blood transfusions she is home again.but however now shes hardly drinking or eating and for the last few days has not got out of fearing that she may not have long but hopeful is there anything anyone can suggest to try make her drink and eat if so what? thanks in advance

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    Is she opposed to feeding tubes ?

    If nausea is the problem ,there are many medicines for that.

    And last ,some patients are helped by medicalmarijuana.

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    So very sorry to hear of your mother's condition. When my mother was terminally ill and getting very poorly near the end, she also stop wanting to eat or drink - she said nothing tasted right and she just wasnt interested. We brought her little portions of her favourite foods, ones that were easy to swallow - some really odd combinations but who cares as long as she liked it and was able to eat a little. In my mum's case that was jellied eels, prawn cocktail sandwiches and rice pudding. Try thinking of things your mother would consider a real treat and offer little amounts. Sharp flavours work well if her taste buds are affected, eg lemon meringue etc. I hope she remains comfortable and my best wishes to you during a difficult time.

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