Hi Im posting for my Mom 49 yrs old. My Mom has ovarian cancer going on now for 4 years. She recently had a long 4 week hospital stay and her nutrition went down very sudden. Her protein level is at 7 and her potassium is very low as well. She also swelled up very badly due to the IV's and from being in bed for 4 weeks. She also went into a rehab for 1 week. She is walking ok, but the swelling is pretty bad. Basically I need to know what can we do besides drinking boost drinks and taking potassium supplements to boost up her nutrition and immune. She is also receiving chemotherapy. Currently she takes lasiks, multivitamin, b complex and ginger supplements. Also is there anything she can do besides lasiks to get rid of the fluids in her legs and thighs.
While she is on chemotherapy the important thing is to make sure she eats. When she does not feel like eating then drink the high dense nutrient drinks. Suggest switching to Ensure Plus which has more calories per can then Boost. Try to avoid eating high salty foods or putting large amounts of salt (try no salt) on foods which may help with the fluid retention.
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