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I guess I'm asking a question for which there is no real answer, but will give it a go anyway. My dad (71 y/o) was diagnosed with end stage COPD 8 months ago after a fairly rapid decline in his breathing ability to the point where the slightest exertion and he's suffering from severe hypoxia. A mild heart attack brought things to a head, which is when they also discovered throught he x-rays he likely has lung cancer - tumours discovered in the right lung, and has probably spread to lymph nodes in the left lung. All are in inaccessable places so they would have to operate to do a biopsy to confirm it's cancer but surgery is out of the question because of his breathing is so weak. The doctor more or less said his lungs are kaput and it's all about easing the symptoms now, so now he's on 2L of oxygen a day with an oxygenator machine at home.
Since then he's been going steadily downhill and has lost a lot of weight and muscle mass. But refuses to eat, and what eating he does do is just rubbish (cakes, sugary drinks). Is there anything we can do to try and bhoy up his weight because I fear we are on the slide into oblivion now.
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