August 9, 2014 at 12:13 am #32485
Dearest Carlos, I am so very sorry to read about your Mom, I know how hard you and your family fought and that your wonderful Mom was a great warrior. Mom is at Peace now and one day all of your beautiful Memories WILL overtake the bad and you will remember all the goods. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies.
Those we love must someday pass beyond our present sight…
They leave us and the world we know without their radiant light.
But we know that like a candle their lovely light will shine
To brighten up another place more perfect…more divine.
And in the realm of Heaven where they shine so warm and bright,
Our loved ones live forevermore in God’s eternal light.August 8, 2014 at 11:05 pm #32484
It is with great sadness that I read your posting of the passing of your dear Mom.
It is a testimony to a great woman to have raised such a fine son named Carlos. May she rest in peace and may your heart begin to heal …..one day at a time.
Hugs and love
MarionAugust 8, 2014 at 10:17 pm #32483
My mom passed away yerterday.
Thanks very much for your support in these five years.
CarlosJanuary 6, 2014 at 5:47 pm #32482kris00jParticipant
Carlos, there are protein powders and such you can add to smoothies or shakes, too. Just remember the body can’t process more than 20-30g at a time. Ensure or similar are good because they have lots of calories and nutrients.
As far as blood transfusions go, ask the doctor what he suggests for everything. And tell him if you start using ensure or boost or whatever. Any time you add something new you should inform the medical team.
I make smoothies with spinach leaves and strawberry, blueberry, banana. Looks bad but they are smooth like a shake and the spinach has lots of nutrients. Blueberries are big cancer fighters, and strawberries and bananas are good for you and improve the taste. If she suffers from nausea, add a little tiny bit of fresh ginger root. And if she doesn’t mind the taste, add a little kale for more nutrients.January 6, 2014 at 2:55 pm #32481
Oops, sorry Carlos, forgot…..you can always suggest/ask anything to the Doctor and if he says no he will explain why not. Best of Luck!January 6, 2014 at 1:28 pm #32480
Thanks Lainy for the advice, very usefull.
And what about ask Doctor tomorrow for a new blood tranfusion?
Any expirience with this?
CarlosJanuary 4, 2014 at 6:59 pm #32479
Carlos have you tried any Nutritional Drinks like Carnation Breakfast or Boost?
Teddy liked Carnation vanilla the best and I would blend in a banana. And you can have these drink in place of a meal. Smaller meals are better. A patient looks at a big plate of food and they don’t want to eat at all then. Small meals and what we call grazing at small amounts of food but all day. Soups are great, buttered noodles, sift chicken….what we call comfort foods. Best of luck it is a hard process to go through trying to get a loved one to eat when they just can’t.January 4, 2014 at 6:20 pm #32478
Hi again in this new year and thanks to all of you.
After one month from last oncologist appointment we have the next one this Tuesday.
Doctor will decide along with blood test results if my mom continues with xeloda treatment after a month break. Now she just has been taking diuretic pills for swalling.
My mother continues weak and losing weight because she eats no much.
She had a blood transfusion 4 months ago beacuse of anemia, before continuing with xeloda.
I dont know what blood test will result but it would be a good idea ask the oncologist for a second blood transfusion?
Another way to get strong?
Regards and thanks;
CarlosJanuary 1, 2014 at 2:14 am #32477darlaParticipant
I have to agree with the others. You are a good, supportive son. Happy New Year to you and yours Carlos.
Love & Hugs,
DarlaDecember 31, 2013 at 8:25 pm #32476
Carlos…I echo Lainy’s comments: you are a wonderful son’ a Happy New Year to you as well.
MarionDecember 31, 2013 at 6:57 pm #32475
Thank you so much Carlos and I wish a healthier year for your Mom as well as a good year for you, you are an amazing son!December 31, 2013 at 6:54 pm #32474
I wish the best for all of you and your family and friends for the next year.
Regards and thanks;
CarlosDecember 13, 2013 at 5:34 pm #32473
Carlos….you might want to reach out to the oncologist and discuss in detail his perspective of the current state of your Mom’s disease. Ammonia levels may have been determined hence, I would not worry about a possible treatment prior to this conversation.
Please stay in touch.
MarionDecember 13, 2013 at 3:37 pm #32472
Marions, Clarem, thanks for the answers.
I don´t know… Oncologist said nothing about it checking the blood test results and we din´t have the details at home.
If Amonia is the problem, what would be the best solution to achieve lower levels?
Regards and thanks again;
CarlosDecember 12, 2013 at 9:38 pm #32471claremParticipant
Like Marion I am wondering what the blood tests showed. My sister was not ‘obviously confused’ but I am in no doubt she was subtely confused on some level – she had a vacantness about her too. I never really got anyone medical to address it properly. At times I put it down to morphine, at times is was definately due to infection. Most of the time I could not put my finger on it. I recently met a nurse who specialised in Hepatic ITU and she was in no doubt it was due to raised ammonia levels which the minute she said it made perfect sense to me.
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