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  • Streetwise
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    try adding extra virgin olive oil and sunflower oil to savoury things and coconut oil to sweet things they are both high in fat also appear to be very good for the skin

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  • Sheila
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    I have lost weight since I was diagnosed in January. Anxiety and stress about it all I think. Dietician is coming out on Monday. So I expect I will get lots of advice. I weigh 7 stone.

    Take care all
    Sheila

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  • Pinkelle
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    Sarah my feed is 750 calories overnight. I try to eat through the day even though I don't have an appetite. I reckon somewhere in the region of 800 calories.

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  • slp
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    Maybe we can share some ideas? I like salmon with mayo and spring onions chopped up small , I crave a bit of flavour ,chicken sliced never cubed , mixed with mayo and pesto, I only eat a little bit but it satisfies my tastebuds!

    Sarah x

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  • slp
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    Hi

    Icecream is a funny one isn't it because some bits can melt and cause coughing and I have to hold it in my mouth for a while and then swallow , I find custard and yogurt easier

    It's strange the things you can and can't eat isn't it? I can eat chicken and duck and fish in small amounts but not potato or fruit x

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  • Ellie
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    Hi Kayleigh,

    Remember that some people on the Forum are nil-by-mouth because they can no longer swallow safely

    Yes, even ice cream - although I can still swallow some foodstuff, I can't manage ice cream or similar consistencies as they are too runny, strange though it sounds. Though that doesn't stop the family eating bowls of it in front of me!!!

    Love Ellie.

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  • Kayleigh
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    I enjoy getting extra calories by eating lots of Ben & Jerry's ice cream!
    Kayleigh x

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  • slp
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    hi Pink

    how much do you have over 24hrs? and what do you have? it is not fun being so skinny!
    best wishes

    Sarah x

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  • Pinkelle
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    Ive been on overnight feeds since end of October. I loat a lot of weight previously to this. I do eat theought the day to compliment this but i cant seem to put any weight on either. Im going ring the nutricia dietician and have a chat.

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  • Kayleigh
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    Hi Sarah,

    Just a thought (but your dietitian will probably have some better suggestions), as you are able to eat a little, have you tried high calorie individual pot desserts, such as chocolate mousse or custard?

    Also, I find that Complan with whole milk is quite tasty (but it could be that Complan is too similar to your current nutrition drinks).

    I expect your dietitian will have some great advice - it's good to hear that she will be seeing you on next week.

    Love,
    Kayleigh x
    Last edited by Kayleigh; 28 February 2019, 21:57.

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  • slp
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    Thanks everyone

    Terry at the moment I have 3 bottles of Fresubin 200ml 400calories daily although my dietitian would like me to have 4 but anymore leaves me feeling very sick on top of meds
    I do still drink and eat to have a taste but not enough to add worthwhile calories
    The dietitian will be out on Monday and go through all the options and I am sure that it is the way forward

    Ellie thanks for all your advice ,I am happy to try whatever works I am not afraid of change and have a great team around me ,I am very fortunate

    love Sarah x

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  • Ellie
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    Amanda, I still eat orally (slowly!!) and eat lunch @12.30-1pm and have my 500mls pump feed from 5.30-9.30pm most days.

    Because the feed goes in @125mls per hour - that's only 8 tbsps per hour - I don't feel full, yet I get all my calories. The digestion process nearly keeps pace with the delivery of the feed, so again, I don't really feel "full" and can eat orally even during feeding!

    Some days I take 1000mls overnight and just have a snack or two during the day. It's not an either/or regime, whatever Richard prefers he should do. He can choose to get the bulk of his calories the easy way (pump) and eat orally as he wants to.

    Good luck tomorrow!

    Love Ellie.
    Last edited by Ellie; 28 February 2019, 20:18.

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  • missmandikat
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    Thanks Ellie, I`m sure once we get into the swing of things it will be as you say x

    The dietician thought overnight might be better so that Richard could still eat food orally during the day as he fancied. We questioned that if it was done during the day he might not want any food orally as wouldn't feel hungry. I guess its all a bit trial and error to start with.
    We will see how things go, just as long a he maintains his weight, preferably putting some on, but I know this is hard to do once the weight is lost,
    Thanks Ellie for the advice I will check that their suggested way is the best option for him

    Love Amanda

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  • Ellie
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    Hi Amanda,

    I don't mean to sound glib but honestly, but it's easy to get into the swing of using the pump for feeding.

    It really is far better to start with small amounts of feed, maybe 100-1500mls, and at a rate of 25-50mls per hour on Day 1. It can be gradually increased in volume and rate over a week - the normal rate is 125mls per hour, so 1000mls takes 8hrs or a typical overnight.

    Some Dietitians go right to the full volume and rate of delivery, but this can cause problems in the tummy.

    I'd also suggest Richard try it first during the day.

    I hope it works well for you both and his weight stabilises.

    Love Ellie.

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  • missmandikat
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    Hi Sarah, my husband Richard is about to start over night feeds too. He was diagnosed last March and over the last year steadily things have got worse. He has problems swallowing but still eats orally at the moment soft foods,but like you he has lost a lot of weight over the last month. The dietician came yesterday and a feeding system is being delivered tomorrow. We had been using supplements in the form of a shake which I put through his peg but that hasn't stopped the weight loss. Only this last week, he has not wanted to eat very much not feeling hungry or maybe its through fatigue. So it has been agreed that this is the next thing to do to try stop the weight loss, like you I have no idea how this will work but have been told someone will come to show us what to do.
    I hope you get on well with the overnight feeds and it has the desired effect. I`m sorry you find yourself in this position,
    love Amanda

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