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Old Fri Aug 3, 2007, 03:03 PM
JillHardy JillHardy is offline
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Suggestions needed!

My dad has RAEB and is now on round #2 of Dacogen. His appetite is beginning to suffer and is often times not hungry. I have left a message with his nurse to tell us what he should at least try to eat when he has no appetite. Would Ensure drinks help? If anyone has any suggestions I would love to know. Thanks!
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Old Sat Aug 4, 2007, 02:02 PM
skoopman skoopman is offline
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When my daughter had gut GvH the nutritionist at the hospital made her drink Boost Plus drinks. We served it cold and she only drank a little at a time (get some dixie cups). Every hour she would drink some and it got some calories and nutrition into her. It isn't as good as eating a balanced meal but it is a lot better than nothing.

As of two years ago, Boost Plus came in Vanilla, chocolate and stawberry, while the regular Boost drink (not Plus, not as many calories) came in another 5-6 flavors. They aren't cheap, buy a couple small 4 packs to see what flavor he likes.

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Old Sat Aug 4, 2007, 03:57 PM
JillHardy JillHardy is offline
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Thanks for your help! I will pass this along to my mom!
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