So glad you were able to address the Nutren issue with the nutritionist...sounds like she has your best interest at heart. I will say, that if, and I am praying that you don't, have to go to tube feedings only...getting 9 cans of supplement in a day is not exactly easy. It takes being very regimented to do it. I would definitely suggest having someone chart it for you along with your water intake. Some here used an overnight pump or a gravity feed bag to get enough in.

The main thing is to always get the prescribed calories and fluids in each day...think of it as a major player in allowing the body to withstand and heal from the onslaught of your treatments. It will make all the difference.


Deb..caregiver to husband, age 63 at diagnosis, former smoker who quit in 1997.
DIAGNOSIS: 6/26/07 SCC right tonsil/BOT T4N0M0
TREATMENT START: 8/9/07 cisplatin/taxol X 7..IMRT twice daily X 31.5.
PEG OUT: 1/08
PORT OUT: 4/09
FOLLOWUP: Now only annual exams. ALL CLEAR!

Passed away 1/7/17 RIP Bill