A member asked:

How can i encourage a 79 yr person bedbound with spine compression cancer for over 3 yrs to drink and eat ?not sick after eating but causing more sleeping and bit of confusion am treating with protein shakes ,helps a bit.all other vitals checked good

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Symptoms are typical for late stages of disease. Such patients are taking in very limited amounts of food for different reasons. Keep offering the food, but do not stress over the quantity ingested. Make sure you have palliative care and/or hospice for better symptom control.

Answered Jul 4, 2020



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