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food

by NINA78 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:37 PM

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What kind of food would give a satisfaction even for a moment for a patient who can not move, and is close to the end? My mom she still can talk but does not want to move from her place and has some hallucination but still she eats small portions of easy to swallow food.  

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by jpearson472 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 03:31 PM

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make her favorite dishes for her.

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by NINA78 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 08:19 PM

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On Nov 06, 2012 3:31 PM jpearson472 wrote:

make her favorite dishes for her.

She does not enjoy them anymore.  I did those when she did like and knew.  I want something that it is puree/tasty who has made before and paitent loved it without wasting time to try new things. 

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by tromda on Tue Nov 06, 2012 09:49 PM

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It sounds like of lame, but when my dad was in hospice (not brain cancer related) during his last days I brought him smoothies from McDonalds.   He loved them and it was the only thing he would really touch.   I came every day on my lunch hour from work and one day I didn't bring one for him.  As it turns out, he was more interested in a wild berry smoothie than seeing me!!!  J/K.

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by NINA78 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 09:57 PM

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On Nov 06, 2012 9:49 PM tromda wrote:

It sounds like of lame, but when my dad was in hospice (not brain cancer related) during his last days I brought him smoothies from McDonalds.   He loved them and it was the only thing he would really touch.   I came every day on my lunch hour from work and one day I didn't bring one for him.  As it turns out, he was more interested in a wild berry smoothie than seeing me!!!  J/K.

Thank u. Now I remember she really loves frappuccino. And nothing is Lame.  

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by ilovemybear on Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:25 AM

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Hi there NINA78.  I am so sorry to hear about your mom.  Sounds like you are a wonderful daughter and caregiver to her : )

My husband barely eats at this point, and it has been challenging to find something that taste good and easy for him to swallow when he is hungry.  He is under hospice care at home.  He is near the end as well and no longer able to get out of his hospital bed, and he has a hard time swallowing now, so hospice is having me give him soft foods/pureed foods.  So far, he really likes pureed cinnamon pears and oatmeal by Gerber.  He also likes Gerber Graduates for Toddlers Creamy Vegetables, Chicken and Noodles with Green Beans and Homestyle Pasta and Beef with vegetables in sauce and carrots. The food in the toddler meals is very soft and easy enough for Kevin to swallow, although sometimes I still have to remind him to swallow.  I tasted these foods, and they actually taste pretty good.  He doesnt eat much, but is able to get a few bites in him.  He usually finishes his cinnamon pears and oatmeal, as I have to dissolve his pills and put them in pudding or his cinnamon pears and oatmeal.  I also found out tonight that he likes the pumpkin part of the pumpkin pie...This was a nice treat for him.  He still likes his vanilla ice cream (I give him Homemade Vanilla by Thrive), but his nurse told me to give it to him during the day to eliminate any problems with mucous building up during the night (I had to learn this the hard way).  I hope these suggestions are of some help to you.

Wishing you strength, comfort and peace at such a difficult time.....Melissa

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by Karat24 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 04:26 AM

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they say that the last "taste" to go that you can recognize is peppermint so maybe a spray?

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by vwxyz on Fri Nov 09, 2012 02:44 PM

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I used to be a caretaker for a victim of a stroke and she loved homemade custard.  We experimented with different flavors to keep the boredom down.  I can give you the recipe (hopefully I can find it) if you choose. It's easy to make.   J.

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by huxley2006 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 04:58 PM

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During treatment I loved Ice Cream Cake from Carvel. Reminded me of my childhood.

 

Hux....

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