Food Help...

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Megara984
8/21/2017 9:07pm
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Hey all... My husband is going on round 3 of the Opdivo/Yervoy infusion in a week. His oncologist and nutritionist want him to eat 2300 calories a day and maintain the weight he has on him. Since his second round on August 10, I want to say the past 2 weeks have been kinda crappy. His coughing got slightly worse and he could only keep down so much food. Needless to say he has lost another 2 pounds. He FINALLY had a good day yesterday and managed to keep alot of food down and has mentioned that he feels like the swelling in his neck area has gone down (he can feel his adam's apple again). This to me is good news and that the Immunotherapy is working. I'm looking for some suggestions of High Calorie foods that will help him start gaining some weight back. Any suggestions are welcome. Also, has anyone experienced weight loss while on this type of treatment.

Thanks.

MovingOn - (8/21/2017 - 10:11pm)

Ice cream

Fruit smoothies (ice, fruit, milk, sugar - blended up)

Diagnosed Jan 2017 (stage 3b with unknown primary). Radical neck dissection Feb 2017 (4 positive nodes in level 5A). Ipi started Mar 2017 - ended May 2017 (Hypophysitis), recurrence Sep 2017 (nodes in back of ear and parotid)

cancersnewnormal - (8/22/2017 - 11:04am)

Yes to smoothies... maybe toss in some protein powder and fresh spinach too. 

Anonymous - (8/22/2017 - 11:05am)

Ensure nutrition drinks are good too.

I second the smoothies.  I like to put Greek yogurt into mine.  Also, cheese and peanut butter are both high calorie low volume foods.  Not sure if either would appeal to him.  I'm not suggesting to put cheese into a smoothie but peanut butter might blend nicely.