She eats so little I do not know how she keeps going. My mother's appetite has gone down considerably within the past 1 1/2 months. She had been on Remeron and that is known to make you eat and put on weight. She was not overeating but her appetite was good, Now however she could care less about eating since the Remeron has been removed.
We have tried numerous different foods to entice her but she does not care. She wants a cup of coffee and may say she cannot hold another bite of food but she will eat a couple cookies in lieu of food. I let her eat anything she wants, just to get food into her but this is concerning me. When we say anything to her about eating she becomes upset and yells, "Leave me alone. Maybe I'll die and get out of everyone's hair!"
I have noticed that when she eats, she seems to breathe harder almost like she is out of breath. She also pushes her elastic waist pants down a bit like she swelling.
She had gall bladder surgery in September of 2013. Previous to the surgery she had cut way back on eating due to discomfort and we did not realize it was her gall bladder so we began to give her Megace to increase her appetite. After realizing we had a gall bladder problem, we stopped but now I don't know if I should try the Megace again or what because I do not want to cause her any additional discomfort. I do know that as we age our eating declines but I just am unsure how to handle this. She only weights about 97 pounds.